Glenn Youngkin’s Win Officially Ends the Clinton Era in American Politics

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Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin was fond of claiming on the campaign trail that he would end Terry McAuliffe’s 43-year political career. He did so Tuesday night in emphatic fashion, after McAuliffe ran a tone-deaf, smug campaign in a blue state.

We should not forget that McAuliffe’s role in Virginia politics was mostly due to his close friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

McAuliffe was co-chairman of the former president’s 1996 reelection campaign, chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001-05, and chairman of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential campaign.

McAuliffe was a proud surrogate for Hillary in 2016, while Bill held a fundraiser for the former governor just two months ago.

Did it help at the ballot box? Not recently.

Only a small group of Clinton’s inner circle and cabinet succeeded in their bids for elected office.