Statement from Priorities USA Chairman Guy Cecil on the Virginia Gubernatorial Election

November 03, 2021

In response to the outcome of Virginia’s gubernatorial race, Priorities USA Chairman Guy Cecil issued the following statement: 

“Tonight, Glenn Youngkin’s campaign of racism, division and lies defeated Terry McAuliffe and his proven record of leadership.

“This election is a warning for all Democrats. While DC Democrats spent weeks fighting each other, Republicans were focused on mobilizing their base and peeling away voters from the Biden coalition using deceptive, divisive tactics.

“It’s time to focus on what’s next. Congressional Democrats must immediately pass the infrastructure and Build Back Better bills. We must begin tomorrow to consolidate and mobilize those who turned out to vote Democratic in 2020. And we must draw a sharp contrast between Democratic progress and Republican extremism.

“Priorities USA will do everything we can to ensure that Democrats are prepared for the year ahead. We are entering the next year clear-eyed about the challenges we face, and are prepared to do the necessary work to protect Democratic majorities and Democratic governors who are delivering for the American people.”