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On Sunday, CBS’s Face the Nation waited until the very end of the program to address at the Virginia gubernatorial race where Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin looked as though he could pull off an upset against Democrat Terry McAuliffe. And while they ignored the many education-linked controversies that were occurring simultaneously in the commonwealth, and blamed Youngkin’s rise on national politics, they discussed how Youngkin “seizing” on a poor debate performance by McAuliffe.
After introducing political correspondent Ed O’Keefe, moderator Margaret Brennan said they “don’t normally cover governor’s races” on the show and suggested Virginia had “out[sized] importance in the political world. Why is this mid-sized southern state so important?”
“This is a state that has been hewing Democratic for the last 10 years or so. But for whatever reason, they're having a competitive statewide contest this year,” O’Keefe downplayed at first.