“Gillespie was never going to win this race. In fact, his performance was about in line with past Republican statewide candidates. Trump is not responsible for Republicans losing Virginia. This is a larger, demographic-based shift. And blaming Trump for Gillespie’s loss is simply foolish: need I remind you Trump carried states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa in last year’s election? He cruised to victory in Ohio, which is usually a nail-biter.
Let Virginia go. Trump has opened up several new states for the party. Virginia has been gone for a while.”
A solid analysis, Austin. There is nothing to see here, except the cowardly, self-serving fears of some unworthy Republican office-holders.