Northam Wins Virginia Democratic Runoff Election

Dr. Ralph Northam, Lt. Governor of Virginia, won the Democratic Party runoff for Governor, beating Tom Perrielo. Northam was the favorite of leaders of the state and local Democratic Party. Perrielo was endorsed by Senators Sanders and Warren.

Education, for once, was a big issue in the race. Both candidates claimed to be opposed to vouchers and charter schools. Perrielo, however, was unable to overcome his past connections with corporate reformers at the Center for American Progress, Jared Polis, and Arne Duncan.

The lesson for Democrats: supporters of school choice are not progressives. Education voters in the Democratic Party back public schools!

from sarah


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