Virginia Beach lawyer announces run for attorney general
(The Roanoke Times) Chuck Smith, a Virginia Beach lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for attorney general in 2017, is running again to be Virginia’s top lawyer. Smith, a Republican, officially announced his bid Wednesday, becoming the second candidate in the 2021 election. Del. Jay Jones, D-Norfolk, is also running for the post. Either would be the state’s first Black attorney general.
Del. Jay Jones considering bid for Virginia attorney general
(The Washington Post) Del. Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones, a Norfolk attorney who is the son and grandson of local civil rights figures, is exploring a run for Virginia attorney general next year. Jones, who first won election to the House in 2017, has been discussing a possible run with fellow Democrats, six current and former delegates said this week. Jones confirmed their accounts in an interview on Tuesday, April 28.
Kaine Says VA Delegation To Back Attorney General Herring As Governor
(Talking Points Memo) – As Virginia Democrats continue to grapple with scandals faced by the top three Democrats in the state, the Virginia Democratic congressional delegation is preparing to back state Attorney General Mark Herring to become the next governor, according to reports from the Washington Post and CNN.
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Virginia’s Herring leaves Democratic Attorneys General Association co-chair position
(The Hill) – Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring stepped down from his position at the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) on Wednesday, hours after admitting to reporters that he had worn blackface to a party years ago while in college.
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