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RandySF

(61,497 posts)
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:17 PM Jan 2021

VA-GOV: Former private equity executive launches bid for Virginia governor

Former private equity executive launches bid for Virginia governor.

Glenn Youngkin, a wealthy former private equity CEO, joined the increasingly crowded field of candidates for Virginia governor on Wednesday.

In an announcement video posted online, Youngkin, a first-time candidate, cast himself as a political outsider with modest roots.

“I’m not a politician. I’ve spent the last 30 years building business and creating jobs, leading a team of nearly 2,000 people who trusted me to get things done,” Youngkin, 54, said in the video.

In launching his campaign, Youngkin joins four other candidates seeking the GOP’s gubernatorial nomination in Virginia. The Democratic side has also drawn five contenders, including former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D), who’s seeking a second term in the governor’s mansion.



https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/536105-former-private-equity-executive-launches-bid-for-virginia-governor

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VA-GOV: Former private equity executive launches bid for Virginia governor (Original Post) RandySF Jan 2021 OP
He sounds like David Perdue. Carlyle Group. CurtEastPoint Jan 2021 #1
Hasn't * killed the notion that a businessman/woman can govern? Stinky The Clown Jan 2021 #2
+1 eleny Jan 2021 #3
How the fuck does private equity create jobs? TexasBushwhacker Jan 2021 #4
Correct! WA-03 Democrat Jan 2021 #7
They count "created" jobs as the jobs left after they fire most workers. Blue_true Jan 2021 #8
I like McAulife...he was a great governor and build up the party. Demsrule86 Jan 2021 #5
I agree. Plus he is still youngish and in good shape. Blue_true Jan 2021 #9
Question #1 for him in a future debate: "How many NDAs are you involved in?" FSogol Jan 2021 #6
Private equity is a dirty business that cost workers their jobs. Blue_true Jan 2021 #10
Exactly. n/t FSogol Jan 2021 #11

CurtEastPoint

(18,774 posts)
1. He sounds like David Perdue. Carlyle Group.
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:21 PM
Jan 2021

ALTHOUGH he and wife started a nonprofit to retrain workers idled by Covid. But I'm sure there's some $ in there somewhere for him.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,357 posts)
4. How the fuck does private equity create jobs?
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:49 PM
Jan 2021

I thought their game plan was to buy troubled companies, load them up with debt, charge exorbinant fees and then declare bankruptcy and sell off the assets.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
8. They count "created" jobs as the jobs left after they fire most workers.
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 10:06 PM
Jan 2021

Smart democratic consultants would research that guy’s business practices and literally guy him with his own knife. We need young Ragin Cajuns instead of the mealy-mouthed consultants that seem to dominate our campaigns, and often have our candidates lose races that we should win in a walk, or have our candidates win close races where they should have absolutely destroyed the GOP opponent.

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
9. I agree. Plus he is still youngish and in good shape.
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 10:08 PM
Jan 2021

Democratic voters there would be smart to nominate him, he turned Virginia really blue during his term as Governor, got lots of down ballot people elected.

FSogol

(45,694 posts)
6. Question #1 for him in a future debate: "How many NDAs are you involved in?"
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 09:03 PM
Jan 2021

and when he hedges on answers, follow up with, "Is it more than 50 or more than 100?"

Blue_true

(31,261 posts)
10. Private equity is a dirty business that cost workers their jobs.
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 10:12 PM
Jan 2021

I hope that Democrats there pin every instance of that on that guy if he wins the republican nomination. The attack should absolutely bloody him and any down ballot repugh that aligns with him. Don’t let him mask himself as some moderate, community oriented person, show him to be the job killing monster that he is.

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