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Cross posted from Blue Virginia. Note that the Virginia Democratic primaries for Lt. Governor and Attorney General are being held on Tuesday, June 11. If you live in Virginia, please vote for Democratic AG candidate Mark Herring. If you know anyone who lives in Virginia, please remind them to vote for Mark Herring on Tuesday. Then, we'll proceed to defeating Ken Cuccinelli and his clones, EW "Yoga=Satanic" Jackson and Mark "Criminalize Miscarriage" Obenshain. Thanks!

Great news from the Mark Herring for Attorney General campaign. Also, check out the video of Mary Sue Terry, including the introduction which notes that Terry is "the first and the only woman elected to statewide office in Virginia," "only the second woman in U.S. history to serve as Attorney General," and "the first candidate in Virginia history to receive more than 1 million votes." An amazing, historic endorsing Virginia's next great Attorney General...Mark Herring!

The Last Elected Democratic Attorney General Says Herring Will Be Ready On Day One

Leesburg – The last elected Democratic Attorney General in Virginia and Chair Emeritus of the Farm Team, Mary Sue Terry, endorsed Mark Herring in his bid for Attorney General. The Patrick County native stressed Herring’s experience as a legislator and local elected official, and his extensive law career in Virginia as why he will be ready on day one to serve as an effective Attorney General.

“Mark Herring will be ready on day one to undo the unfortunate damage that has been done by our current Attorney General,” Terry said. “As the last Democrat elected to this office, I know what it takes to be an effective Attorney General. Mark’s experience as a state legislator fighting for Democratic values, his service in local government and his work as a lawyer in Virginia for the last twenty years makes him the most qualified candidate to not only win in November, but to deliver the change we need as Attorney General. Mark’s record shows that Virginians can trust him to put the law first and take the politics out of the office.

“Mark is the best Democratic candidate to take on Republican Mark Obenshain this November. He’s battle-tested and ready to go toe-to-toe and win in the general election, and I strongly support his candidacy,” she added.

Terry was first elected Attorney General in 1985 and reelected in 1989. She is the last Democrat to be elected to that office.

“I am honored to have the support of Mary Sue Terry,” Herring said. “It’s been 24 years since she was elected Attorney General and Virginia is once again ready for a Democrat in the office. I am ready to take on Mark Obenshain this fall and ready to turn the office around and to once again make the focus of the office protecting all Virginians, equally under the law.”

Terry joins the Virginia Education Association, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, over 40 current or former members of the State Senate and House of Delegates, and nearly 70 local elected officials including mayors, sheriffs, supervisors, commonwealth's attorneys and more in endorsing Mark Herring for Attorney General.

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