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Democrat Herring announces for Va. attorney general

Tuesday - 7/24/2012, 12:23pm  ET

By BOB LEWIS
AP Political Writer

RICHMOND, Va. - Mark Herring, a two-term Democratic state senator from Loudoun, is entering next year's race for attorney general of Virginia.

Herring made the announcement in an e-mail to supporters Tuesday.

One state senator, Republican Mark Obenshain of Harrisonburg, has already announced his campaign for the office now held by Republican Ken Cuccinelli. So has a member of the House of Delegates, Rob Bell of Charlottesville.

Cuccinelli will run for governor next year and not seek a second term.

Should Herring win, he would be the first Democratic attorney general since Mary Sue Terry last held the office 20 years ago.


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