Virginia, the Bellwether

Republican Glenn Youngkin, right, debates Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Virginia, the Bellwether

It's a local race on a national level. The political tête-à-tête to see who will be Virginia's next governor is a toss-up, with Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Younkin engaging in a race that is tighter than anyone expected. The latest polls show a virtual tie between the two men with a little over a week to go until election day on November 2, and analysts across the country say this election could be a bellwether for the 2022 midterms. Political Reporter for The Hill, Julia Manchester, is covering the race and joins the show to talk about all the major issues that are shaping this off-year election battle.

Also, Attorney General Merrick Garland was feeling the heat during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this week, answering pointed questions from Republicans concerning a Justice Department memo regarding threats against school board members as well as ethics questions surrounding critical race theory, and from Democrats on his stance toward prosecuting members of President Trump's administration and/or inner circle with regard to January 6. Washington correspondent Jennifer Wishon is covering that story for CBN News and joins The Rundown to talk about Garland's testimony from Thursday.

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