Politics 101: Why Virginia's election is a national bellwether

Virginia's gubernatorial race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin is largely seen as a bellwether ahead of the 2022 midterms and a potential referendum on President Biden's first year in office.

Both Democrats and Republicans across the country are watching the close race in the commonwealth. 

The Hill's Julia Manchester explains what's at stake in Virginia ahead of Election Day in the commonwealth. 

Watch in the video above.