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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