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Virginia’s post-pandemic economy needs a kick-start

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Glenn Youngkin is the Republican nominee for governor of Virginia.

For years, Democrats have accumulated and consolidated control in Richmond, but Virginians have very little to show for what now amounts to one-party control of the commonwealth by Richmond liberals.

Virginia has the lowest standards for math and reading out of all 50 states. Our murder rate is at a 20-year high, and four of our cities are among America’s deadliest. Our cost of living is ranked 32nd in the United States.

So it probably comes as no surprise to learn that our friends and neighbors are leaving.

More Virginians have moved away than moved here from the other 49 states. In fact, there are 600,000 “former Virginians” living in states that we directly compete with, including North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and Texas.

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