Gov. Ralph Northam endorses Jay Jones over incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring
(AP Photo/Steve Helber) RIGHT: Jay Jones picture from his campaign websiteOn Thursday morning, rather than the man he’s served beside for four years, Gov. Ralph Northam endorsed the Democrat looking to halt two-term Attorney General Mark Herring’s reelection campaign, Jay Jones. Simply put, Ralph Northam is the most consequential governor in the history of this Commonwealth.”AdIf elected, Jones would be Virginia’s first Black attorney general. Jones’ opponent, Mark Herring won the 2017 race for attorney general, beating Republican John Donley Adams by 175,850 votes, with 53.3% of all votes cast. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (WSLS)In the election prior, 2013, Herring only defeated his Republican challenger, Mark Dudley Obenshain, by 165 votes.
Virginia attorney general plans to run for reelection
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is running for reelection, forgoing a gubernatorial bid hed previously announced. Charniele Herring, the House majority leader, who said the attorney general informed her Wednesday that he was running again. She is not related to the attorney general. The attorney general told the Washington Post in 2018 that he was planning to run for governor in the 2021 election. Jay Jones, also a Democrat, has announced plans to run for attorney general.