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 here. A transcript of the video is below.
, 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 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., Virginians have been introduced to Senator Obenshain’s extreme record, which includes
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 bars, voted to repeal the one hand gun a month law, voted to allow guns in child day care centers and voted against closing the gun show loophole.
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.
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.