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Mark Herring Releases New Video Comparing His Record to Extreme GOP Candidate Mark Obenshain’s

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From the Mark Herring for Attorney General campaign (www.HerringForAG.com): 

HERRING RELEASES NEW VIDEO COMPARING HIS RECORD TO EXTREME GOP CANDIDATE MARK OBENSHAIN'S

Democratic Candidate Holds Telephone Townhall Tonight To Discuss GOP AG Nominee’s Extreme Record

(Leesburg) – Today Senator Mark Herring released a web video comparing his record against Senator Obenshain’s. The video can be found by clicking hereA transcript of the video is below.

On Saturday, Tea Party activists in Virginia nominated their choice for Attorney General and Lt. Governor to join Ken Cuccinelli on the ballot this Fall. Emerging from this convention was Senator Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) for Attorney General.

Since Saturday, Virginians have been introduced to Senator Obenshain’s extreme record, which includes sponsoring a bill that would require women to report miscarriages to the police. Obenshain also sponsored the “Personhood” amendment with Ken Cuccinelli which would ban common forms of birth control, restricting women's access to contraception and punishing them for their private medical decisions.

Obenshain’s extreme record isn’t just limited to his assaults on women’s rights; he also has an extreme record on guns. Mark Obenshain voted to allow guns in barsvoted to repeal the one hand gun a month lawvoted to allow guns in child day care centers and voted against closing the gun show loophole.

“It's no wonder Mark Obenshain was Ken Cuccinelli's handpicked candidate to replace him as Attorney General,” Senator Herring said. “Obenshain has been pushing the same extreme agenda in the State Senate as Ken Cuccinelli. His views on women's rights and on guns is completely out of the mainstream. Virginians need to know who the real Mark Obenshain is – a Tea Party politician looking to push ahead his extreme social agenda.”

Herring also announced he would be hosting a Tele-Townhall to tell voters the differences between his record and the extreme record of Mark Obenshain.  This includes:

  • Standing up and supporting a woman’s right to choose and fighting legislative efforts of right-wing Republicans to restrict women’s access to contraception.
  • Supporting comprehensive background checks for guns and the one-gun-a-month law. Herring also supported closing the gun show loophole and opposed allowing guns in bars.
  • Making voting easier, not harder. Herring sponsored legislation to increase absentee voting and reduce long lines on Election Day. Obenshain sponsored the voter ID bill which disenfranchises voters and makes voting more difficult.

The Herring Tele-Townhall will happen tonight, Wednesday, May 21 at 7pm.

If you are interested in joining the Tele-Townhall, please email Kevin O’Holleran at Kevin@HerringForAG.com for call in information.

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Herring Ad Transcript:

Herring:  Mark Obenshain has been bragging to right-wing groups about his pro-gun position because let’s face it, there really isn’t anything the gun lobby can ask that he won’t agree to. 

Narrator:  Mark Obenshain opposes common sense solutions to protect Virginia families… opposes comprehensive background checks… would even allow guns in bars.

Herring:  It’s common sense:  guns and alcohol don't mix.  That's why I voted to keep guns out of bars. I supported Virginia's one-gun-a-month law, and I’ll fight for comprehensive background checks to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill.  

VO:  As Attorney General, Mark Herring’s top priority will be keeping Virginia families safe.

  • totallynext

    in kind contribution from Blue Virginia for all the press release and and frontpage Diaries – videos – exposure…

    Because the right thing that should be done here – is also have competing candidates Press Releases / positions / exposure – we are after all – Democrats.

    No front page on the Washington Post Endorsements – NOT A ONE FROM THE OTHER AG CANDIDATES… Just looking at the thread on BV – non stop Mark Herring – ZERO Justin Fairfax….

    I get that you are advising and working for the Herring Campaign – but that should stop when providing progressive and the Blue Virginia community information about the candidates in this race!

    Getting really really frustrating.