ICYMI: Washington Post Endorses Mark Herring; Highlights Herring’s Record Protecting Virginians

September 23, 2021

Last week, the editorial board from The Washington Post endorsed Attorney General Mark Herring’s re-election bid.  

The Washington Post’s editorial board calls AG Herring, along with Del. Hala S. Ayala who is running for lieutenant governor in the state, “levelheaded progressives aligned with Virginia.”  

  • The Washington Post went on to say, “The attorney general’s job is critical, as Mr. Herring’s own accomplishments over eight years in office attest. A former lawmaker in Richmond, he made a mark in his first term by refusing to represent Virginia, his client, in a lawsuit challenging its ban on same-sex marriage. He framed that decision, controversial at the time, as akin to declining to defend segregated schools in mid-20th-century Virginia. Today, most Virginians would likely agree.” 
  • The editorial board goes on “He has been equally bold in pushing to scrap GOP-devised rules designed to force the closure of abortion clinics, and in backing affordable access to higher education at state-supported colleges for undocumented students who have grown up in the commonwealth. And without gratuitously bashing law enforcement, whose jobs are critical to an orderly society, Mr. Herring also gained legislative authority for his office to investigate local police departments when there is evidence of systematic civil rights abuses.” 

AG Herring’s challenger, Del. Jason Miyares, is out-of-touch and out-of-step with what Virginians want. Miyares has a disastrous record that includes opposing Medicaid expansion, which would have left 500,000 Virginians without health care, siding with the NRA over commonsense gun safety measures, and opposing long overdue reforms to the justice system. AG Herring is a national leader on key issues that matter to Virginians and is the clear choice on who to elect to the Attorney General seat.  

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