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VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING SUPPORTS BILL TO MAKE D.C. THE 51ST STATE

By KAL WEINSTEIN, VCU Capital News Service

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is urging support for federal legislation to make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. Herring joined 19 other state attorneys general — all Democrats — in issuing a “first-of-a-kind” statement in favor of the idea.

VaNews April 18, 2019



VIRGINIA AG SAYS HE WANTS TO REPAIR HARM FROM BLACKFACE

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Monday defended his handling of a blackface scandal, and he did not rule out a future run for governor at the same time he promised to repair the harm he's caused.

VaNews March 5, 2019



HERRING SAYS HE CALLED FOR NORTHAM TO RESIGN BECAUSE GOVERNOR LOST PUBLIC TRUST BY GIVING CONFLICTING ACCOUNTS

Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Attorney General Mark Herring said Monday that he called on Gov. Ralph Northam to resign because the governor had lost the public trust by giving conflicting accounts of whether he had appeared in a racist yearbook photo.

VaNews March 5, 2019



HERRING STILL INTENDS TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR BUT 'HASN'T THOUGHT ABOUT THAT AT ALL' AFTER BLACKFACE SCANDAL

By PATRICK WILSON, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

Attorney General Mark Herring has not changed his intention to run for governor in 2021 but he hasn’t “thought about that at all,” an aide said, as Herring deals with his part in the series of scandals that began with disclosure of a racist photo in Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook.

VaNews February 27, 2019



HOW VIRGINIA GOV. SURVIVES SCANDAL BY STAYING OUT OF SIGHT

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia's painful past. Then he disappeared. For the past week, Gov. Ralph Northam has defied widespread calls for his resignation after a racist yearbook picture and a bungled response upended his career. The 59-year-old Democrat has hired a crisis communications firm, used underground tunnels at the Capitol to stay out of sight and unveiled no strategy for how he might govern effectively over the next three years.

VaNews February 8, 2019



SCANDAL NO. 3: HERRING ADMITS TO DRESSING IN BLACKFACE

By KATHERINE HAFNER AND GORDON RAGO, Virginian-Pilot (Metered Paywall - 3 articles a month)

A third scandal to hit the Democratic administration of Virginia sent the Capitol reeling on Wednesday. Attorney General Mark Herring, in a statement he issued late in the morning, said he dressed in "brown makeup" and a wig to imitate rappers as a 19-year-old at the University of Virginia.

VaNews February 7, 2019



HERRING BLASTS STUDY OF HIS OFFICE AS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

By ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has denounced a wide-ranging review of his office by the legislature's watchdog agency as a politically motivated witch hunt. The Democratic attorney general blasted the review as "baseless" and an "inquisition." He also said it was designed to "support partisan preconceptions" in a November letter to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.

VaNews January 16, 2019



VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS CONDITION OF SCHOOLS RESPONSIBILITY OF LOCALITIES

By AMY FRIEDENBERGER, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the condition of public school buildings is the primary responsibility of localities and local school boards. Herring issued his opinion Friday in response to several questions raised by state Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin, who has been leading a push to repair Virginia’s deteriorating schools, particularly in financially strapped rural and urban areas.

VaNews January 7, 2019



HERRING REBUFFS DOMINION DONATIONS — A SIGNAL OF CHANGE IN VIRGINIA POLITICS?

By DAVE RESS, Daily Press (Metered Paywall - 5 articles a month)

It’s got to make you wonder when Virginia’s biggest corporate donor to state political campaigns is rebuffed, as when Attorney General Mark Herring told the blog Blue Virginia this week that he won’t accept campaign contributions from Dominion Energy. Herring joins 13 House Democrats in declining Dominion’s contributions.

VaNews December 24, 2018



VIRGINIA SIGNS ON TO LAWSUIT CHALLENGING SEISMIC TESTING DECISION

By MECHELLE HANKERSON, Virginia Mercury

Virginia has signed on to a lawsuit with eight other states and several environmental groups to fight President Donald Trump’s decision to open the East Coast up to seismic airgun testing, according to The Baltimore Sun.

VaNews December 21, 2018