Democrats nominate Mark Herring for Attorney General

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Loudoun County lawmaker Mark Herring beat former federal prosecutor Justin Fairfax in the primary race.

He will face-off against Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain in the fall.

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“We want to congratulate Senator Ralph Northam and Senator Mark Herring on their victory tonight,” said Democratic House Caucus Leader David Toscano. “Virginians were given the choice of four great candidates tonight and the race was close to the very end.”

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Democratic Primary – Attorney General
Mark Herring (D) 70,644 52%
Justin Fairfax (D) 66,009 48%