Democrat defeats

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin holds a broom as he greets supporters at an election night party in Chantilly, Va., early Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, after he defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Professor weighs in on Democrat defeats

Democrats may control the White House, but Republican campaigns built back better. The party won the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and a majority of the General Assembly in Virginia on Tuesday. They also came within one percent of taking the governor’s mansion in New Jersey.