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Herring Takes Democratic Nomination for VA Attorney General

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The race for attorney general between prosecutor Justin Fairfax and Virginia Senator Mark Herring is over. 

Mark Herring has defeated Justin Fairfax for the Democratic attorney general nomination. Herring finished with 71,037 votes while Fairfax ended with 66,547 in Tuesday's election.  

Herring will take on Republican Virginia Senator Mark Obenshain in the November election.



Virginia Democrats
Press Release 

RICHMOND -- DPVA Chair Delegate Charniele Herring statement on the nomination of Senator Mark Herring:

"This election will provide a stark contrast in the race for Attorney General. Our Democratic nominee, Mark Herring, will work hard to restore the reputation of the Office of the Attorney General by focusing on issues that Virginians care about like consumer protection and equitably representing the people of Virginia.

"Mark Obenshain has already proven that he views political power as a way to impose his own social agenda on Virginia families. He wrote legislation to require women suffering a miscarriage to report it to the police or face criminal penalties and worked with Ken Cuccinelli to introduce legislation that would ban some common forms of birth control, like the pill."

"Commonwealth voters will use this election as an opportunity to restore a mainstream focus to the Office of the Attorney General."

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