I live just outside Richmond. The Virginia GOP desperately needs new leadership, in fact they have for some time now. Messaging has been very bad, and we have had lousy candidates.
Ive been back in the Old Dominion for the last 15 years and will be here only until I can retire.
Structurally, the GOP is in a neat-impossible position. Huge influx of government workers for decadesand most of them live in NoVa. Couple that with unfettered immigration and a state Republican Party that has been at war with itself for 20+ years, and you have a blueprint for disaster.
Normally, the Republicans would have a shot after the Democrats run the state into the ground, but with court-ordered re-districting, the Dims actually titled the landscape more in their favor (and remember, that was after the GOP controlled legislature had re-drawn the map). So, the Democrats just found a friendly federal judge who tossed out the GOP plan and the state wound up with new boundaries that (surprise, surprise) favored the Dims. And the New Democrat majority will stick with them through thick, thin, and scandal. Governor KKK, Lt Gov Sexual Predator and Attorney General Blackface were not a drag on the Dimsin fact, they werent even a campaign issue
Such is the pathetic state of the Virginia GOP