There’s been quite a bit of talk about the 2022 midterm races. There’s no doubt these elections will be vital, seeing as they’ll determine the power balance in Congress and the direction of the United States as well.
However, the multiple gubernatorial elections coming up next year in numerous states across America are equally important. The outcomes of these governors’ races will matter just as much as the midterms, if not more so.
The past almost two years have shown the nation just how much it matters whether your governor believes in America first and freedom or government control at all costs. The Federalist has since drawn attention to the gravity of the 2022 gubernatorial elections.
During an episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, a conversation was had about how culture wars will impact the United States and the series of governors up for re-election next year.
Issues that Republicans will have to face include immigration, energy costs, education, and inflation. These are pressing issues that have real impacts on Americans today and the future generations of Americans to come.
One critical gubernatorial race mentioned was the Virginia election earlier this month. Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin won the race by ultimately centering his campaign on what matters most to voters. In the case of Virginia, that was education.
Amid Youngkin’s victory earlier this month, the way he managed his campaign was branded as a vital blueprint Republicans in future elections should follow to win their races.
At this point, focusing on what matters to voters will make a difference for Republicans moving forward. Since the inception of Biden’s administration, Democrats have already shown their willingness to push through policies and mandates that are not wanted.
President Biden isn’t listening or paying attention to what matters to the American people. It leaves a very open tent for Republican governors in 2022 to sure their campaigns on the most critical issues.
Across various communities, this may vary. However, some significant issues that will resonate with voters across the board include the economy, energy policies, jobs, and more. The Youngkin blueprint could very much come in handy when tweaked to meet the needs of voters in respective states.
However, with what Democrats have done to the country alone this year, Republicans in gubernatorial elections will not have an adamant time appealing to voters with commonsense solutions.
Whether or not Republicans manage to win next year’s gubernatorial elections will have vast impacts on the future of the United States.