With the General Assembly session over, it's now time to move full gear into the 2013 Virginia race for governor, AG, LG and House of Delegates. With that in mind, check out the great new ad, and the spiffy new website (see press release on the "flip"), from State Senator Mark Herring, who is running to be Virginia's next Attorney General. More importantly, Herring is running to return professionalism to the Attorney General's office, after 3+ years of Ken Cuccinelli's extreme politicization of the office. Finally, note that either of the two Republicans running for AG this year (Mark Obenshain and Rob Bell) are right-wing, anti-LGBT, anti-science, anti-women's rights radicals who have stated that they see Ken Cuccinelli as a model of what Virginia's AG should be. I'm sure you'll join me in saying, "no thanks to that." Hopefully, you'll also join me in helping elect Mark Herring this November. Thanks!
HERRING LAUNCHES FIRST AD OF AG CAMPAIGN Ad Highlights His Experience; Features Newport News Sheriff Gabe Morgan
Leesburg - Following the 2013 General Assembly legislative session, Democratic candidate State Senator Mark Herring (Loudoun & Fairfax) released the first ad of his Attorney General campaign today.
Upon releasing the ad, Herring noted that his record shows Virginians that he will take the office in a new direction after four years of Ken Cuccinelli.
"The right person in the office of Attorney General can do a lot of good for all Virginians," Herring said. "Over the last three years, we've watched Ken Cuccinelli abuse the powers of the office and twist the law to advance his personal political agenda. It's time to Ken Cuccinelli's brand of extreme politics out of the Attorney General's office."
The ad highlights Herring's experience working on the issues important to Virginians, such as protecting women's healthcare, strengthening domestic violence laws, cracking down on financial scams against seniors and keeping our children safe by outlawing synthetic drugs like bath salts.
"There's been way too much politics in the Attorney General's office," Herring says in the ad. "We need a lot less politics and a lot more problem solving."
The ad also features a clip of Newport News Sheriff Gabe Morgan encouraging voters to support Mark Herring.
"Mark tackled the tough issues to keep Virginia families safe," Sheriff Morgan says in the video.
The Herring campaign also re-launched their website today: www.HerringForAG.com . The new campaign ad can be found on the website by clicking here.
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