Candidate Youngkin visits 83rd Newport Agricultural Fair

Published: Aug. 14, 2021 at 3:40 PM EDT
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NEWPORT, Va. (WDBJ) - One gubernatorial candidate stopped at a historic fair as he campaigned in southwestern Virginia Saturday.

Glenn Youngkin joined other GOP state ticket members at the 83rd annual Newport Agricultural Fair. Youngkin answered questions and spoke about how he wants to grow the agriculture industry in the state. He also commented on Governor Ralph Northam’s mask mandate for students grades K-12, and said he believes the decision on mask wearing should be made at home.

“I think parents need to make these decisions. I think we are seeing right now, we are seeing the beginning of what will be mask mandates, closed schools, and then a closed economy,” Youngkin said.

The GOP nominee then traveled to Pulaski for another event after visiting the fair.

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