A Tough Candidate Forum in Virginia Previews the GOP Playbook for 2022

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Democratic delegate Nancy Guy is facing an über-Trumper using culture war garbage against her. And it could work.
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V irginia Beach, V a. — If November's election for control of the state House of Delegates is anything like Tuesday night's candidate forum in this coastal, military swing district, it could be a tough night for Democrats. Which could also foreshadow a bad 2022 midterm cycle.

Sponsored by the local nonpartisan Civic League, the forum was the first in-person meeting between Delegate Nancy Guy, who won her 2019 race by 27 votes, helping Democrats take control of the House, and her far-right challenger, attorney and gun shop owner Tim Anderson. He's best known for (unsuccessfully) defending state…
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