Yesterday Breitbart reported that the Hampton Roads Black Caucus (HRBC) endorsed Republican Glenn Youngkin in Virginia’s gubernatorial race.
The article reports:
Youngkin noted the other two statewide Republican candidates, Winsome Sears for lieutenant governor and Jason Miyares for attorney general, also garnered HRBC endorsements.
The article concludes:
The HRBC endorsement falls in line with Youngkin’s assessment in April — as he discussed his potential path to victory on a previous radio appearance with Breitbart News — that he was seeing “strength” in the Hampton Roads area.
“Mathematically, we can win a reasonable chunk of Northern Virginia back,” he said. “We don’t have to win fully Northern Virginia, 51 percent. We just have to get her back from the 70–30 to close to 60–40, and then with the strength that we have across our red counties, and, oh by the way, the strength we’re seeing in Hampton Roads and suburban Richmond, we’re going to win this November.”
The HRBC website states the caucus is “a non-partisan organization solely committed to supporting candidates who support our missions and initiatives.”
This is an unusual endorsement, but it actually makes sense. Candidate Youngkin has stated that he believes parents have a role to play in determining what is taught in our schools. Youngkin has promised to work to improve Virginia schools. Much of the black population has realized that the key to wealth in America is education and there is a need to improve the schools their children attend. Children who do not get a good educational foundation are limited in what they will be able to accomplish. Youngkin has also promised to address the tax increases that Terry McAuliffe put in place when he was governor. I suspect there are many people in Virginia looking for a change of direction in their state and this endorsement is an indication of that.