Republicans Aim to Keep Governor’s Race Local

Ed Gillespie

Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie has kept his distance from the president while Democrat work actively to tie the two together. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)

Only 38% of Virginians approve of President Donald Trump’s performance in office. His low approval rating has the state GOP in a bind, as they look towards a tight governor’s race this fall.

Pundits across the country are billing the race as the next referendum on the President. But Virginia’s Republican Party is trying to keep the focus on the state.

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