The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) released an ad Wednesday highlighting the nomination debacle that has taken place in the Republican Party of Virginia during these recent months.

For context, the Republican State Central Committee has been fractured over the initial vote in favor of using a convention to choose statewide candidates. Several meetings took place over the last few months where the committee openly argued and belittled each other at times while never finding a path to change the method of nomination.

It is now semi-settled that the party will try and hold a convention of sorts in May. But the opposing party was watching as the drama unfolded, however, and now they are trying to use it to their advantage.

“Virginia Republicans are focusing all of their energy on fighting one another rather than fighting for Virginians,” said DGA Senior Communications Advisor Christina Amestoy. “The GOP primary has become a Trump litmus test, and regardless of the nomination method, the party will continue to be in a state of chaos. How can Republicans expect to run the state when they can’t even run their own party?”


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