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GOP’s Youngkin stays away from ‘Take Back Virginia’ rally

GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin and many other candidates for office are staying away...
GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin and many other candidates for office are staying away from an election rally intended to fire up the party’s right-wing, though the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor is expected to speak.(wdbj7)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 9:35 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - GOP gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin and many other candidates for office are staying away from an election rally intended to fire up the party’s right-wing, though the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor is expected to speak.

The event organized by Trump surrogate John Fredericks is happening Wednesday evening in suburban Richmond.

Fredericks was Donald Trump’s campaign chairman in Virginia and organized the rally intended to energize Trump voters for this year’s election.

The former president was expected to phone in.

Democrats condemned the event and called on Youngkin to weigh in on Sears’ participation.

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