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Virginia GOP Chooses Political Newcomer Youngkin As Nominee For Governor

Added 05-11-21 12:07:02am EST - “Virginia Republicans have chosen businessman Glenn Youngkin to be their nominee for governor. The GOP hasn't won a statewide election in Virginia since 2009.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Virginia GOP Chooses Political Newcomer Youngkin As Nominee For Governor”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Then-Carlyle Group President Glenn Youngkin is seen during a 2017 panel. The first-time political candidate is the Republican nominee for governor in Virginia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

Then-Carlyle Group President Glenn Youngkin is seen during a 2017 panel. The first-time political candidate is the Republican nominee for governor in Virginia.

Virginia Republicans have chosen businessman and first-time political candidate Glenn Youngkin to be their nominee for governor.

"I am prepared to lead, excited to serve and profoundly humbled by the trust the people have placed in me," Youngkin said in a statement late Monday, after his victory was secured. "Virginians have made it clear that they are ready for a political outsider with proven business experience to bring real change in Richmond."

Youngkin, who has already poured more than $5.5 million of his personal funds into his campaign, emerged from a bruising nomination fight with six other candidates that concluded with a multi-location party convention.

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