Conservative Group Goes After Northam’s Opposition to School Choice

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam holds a thumbs up during a campaign event at the Greater Richmond Convention Center October 19, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Northam is running against Republican Ed Gillespie to be the next governor of Virginia. / Getty Images

A conservative group is seizing on Democrat Ralph Northam’s opposition to pro-school choice legislation in recent years, as it makes its closing argument for why Virginia voters shouldn’t put Northam in the governor’s mansion. Americans for Prosperity is using new findings from the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis showing vast inequality in educational opportunities for students in high …