Mark Herring

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Northam's Word Choice Gets Him Deeper Into Hot Water

Embattled Virginia governor refers to slaves as 'indentured servants'

(Newser) - Virginia's already-embattled governor may have stepped in it Monday: In an interview with CBS This Morning , Ralph Northam, embroiled in a blackface scandal, started things off by saying:
  • "Well it has been a difficult week. And you know if you look at Virginia's history we are now
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Northam: Virginia Needs My 'Moral Compass'

'I'm not going anywhere,' embattled governor says

(Newser) - Ralph Northam says he "doesn't live in a vacuum," and he's aware of calls for his resignation and he's "thought about resigning." But he tells CBS This Morning that "Virginia also needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage,... More »

Virginia Has a New Blackface Scandal on Its Hands

Attorney General Mark Herring admits to donning blackface in college in 1980

(Newser) - Who's next in line if Virginia's Democratic governor goes? The answer just got thornier. On Wednesday, the No. 3 in line copped to wearing blackface while in college in 1980. Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring issued a lengthy statement in which he said that as a 19-year-old he... More »

Va. Gov: Dump Confederate License Plates

Symbol 'unnecessarily divisive and hurtful': Terry McAuliffe

(Newser) - Walmart has dumped its Confederate flag merchandise , South Carolina pols are pushing to rid the symbol from the Capitol , and now Virginia's governor says he wants to erase the icon he calls "unnecessarily divisive and hurtful" from license plates. Terry McAuliffe announced his intentions this morning in Richmond,... More »

Virginia's AG: I Won't Defend Ban on Gay Marriage

Herring says law is unconstitutional

(Newser) - Virginia's brand new attorney general is wasting no time backing away from his controversial predecessor, telling NPR this morning that his office will no longer defend the state's ban on gay marriage. "As attorney general, I cannot and will not defend laws that violate Virginians' rights,"... More »

Democrat Wins Virginia's AG Race—by 165 Votes

But recount expected in state's tightest-ever election

(Newser) - Virginia has declared a winner in the state's tightest election ever: Democrat Mark Herring has been certified as the next state attorney general. But the fight may not be over: The Washington Post expects a recount. More than 2 million voted in the election, but Herring beat fellow state... More »

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