A former spokesman for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE’s presidential campaign is arguing that Virginia will be “the first major electoral blow” to President Trump and will begin the resistance against the new administration.
“The Virginia governor’s race is the first real chance that our democracy gets to weigh in and the voters get to speak. And when voters speak in Virginia’s governor’s races, it matters,” Jesse Ferguson wrote in an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Ferguson pointed to Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Senate panel passes amendment to bar using troops against protesters Defense bill turns into proxy battle over Floyd protests MORE’s (D-Va.) 2005 victory in the state’s governor’s race as an example, calling it “the first political wound to the Bush administration.”
Virginia will have several elections this year, including for lieutenant governor and attorney general in addition to its governor’s race.
Ferguson said Virginia’s diverse population could provide “a good representation” of what may come in the 2018 midterm elections throughout the country.
“Third, and most importantly, the motto of the Commonwealth of Virginia is Sic Semper Tyrannis — Thus Always to Tyrants. Where better to launch the resistance?” he said.
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