COVID Reckoning? Lockdown Lefty Guvs Struggle Even In Blue States

Gretchen Whitmer

At a glance

  • Democratic governors who were the most avid promoters of harsh COVID lockdowns now are facing stiff electoral headwinds in the midterms.
  • By contrast, Republicans were faced national criticism for quickly reopening their states are cruising to reelection.
  • The repercussions of lockdown policies are also felt indirectly in the top issues for voters, from supply-chain problems and inflation driven by COVID relief spending to plummeting test scores and parental outrage over school curricula resulting from remote learning.

 

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