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DNC spends big on Virginia state races as Youngkin seen as threat to Biden

Virginia Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s accomplished fundraising ability has Democrats playing defense ahead of the commonwealth’s November contests for legislative control, and multiple strategists from across the board suggest there’s a larger motive at play.

President Biden reportedly directed the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to dump $1.2 million into

“Now that same energy and the Democratic Party’s hell-bent crusade to separate children from their families and into the possession of the state will likely contribute to Republican successes nationwide in 2024 and beyond,” added Shupe, a Republican strategist.

In July, Axios reported that Youngkin’s Spirit of Virginia PAC had raised a “record $5.75 million” in the second quarter of 2023. The outlet also noted that “Republican committees, candidates and caucuses raised nearly $13 million” over the same time period. Democrats, meanwhile, raised $11 million over the same time span.

A Virginia Commonwealth University poll from July found that Virginia voters prefer Youngkin over Biden, 44% to 37%.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Kyle Morris covers politics for Fox News. Story tips can be sent to kyle.morris@fox.com and on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris.

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