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Published on October 23rd, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


From The Virginia Campaign Trail ‘The Circus’ Celebrates 100 Episodes

Recently nominated for two Emmy® awards, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH celebrates its 100th episode this Sunday with a look at Virginia’s governor’s race, the marquee campaign of the fall.

Hosts John Heilemann, Alex Wagner, Mark McKinnon and Jennifer Palmieri are “on-the-ground” in the Commonwealth to hear from both sides of the deadlocked race between former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republican nominee Glenn Youngkin. The program examines how this election is a bellwether for next year’s midterms with control of Congress on the line.

Episode interviews include:

  • The Circus hosts speak one-on-one with both McAuliffe and Youngkin during a breakneck week on the campaign trail.
  • Richmond Mayor and McAuliffe campaign co-chair Levar Stoney on what’s at stake in this race.
  • Youngkin’s senior campaign staff discuss their strategy down the homestretch.
  • Patti Menders, President of the Loudoun County Republican Women’s Club, on why “critical race theory” and a fight over schools is firing up Youngkin’s supporters.

THE CIRCUS is produced by Left/Right for SHOWTIME. John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner, Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, Tom Johnson and Siobhan Walshe serve as executive producers. To learn more about THE CIRCUS, go to:, follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and join the conversation using #TheCircus.

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