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Same Republican Group Which Endorsed Cuccinelli Can’t Stomach Obenshain, Endorses Herring for AG

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How extreme is Mark Obenshain? Astoundingly, the same overwhelmingly Republican group which endorsed Ken Cuccinelli the other day (although its parent organization said it was staying out of it) found Mark Obenshain too distasteful for them to support. In stark contrast, they endorsed Mark Herring, saying he “has distinguished himself as a strong advocate and champion of Virginia’s technology industry.” What a huge #FAIL by Mark Obenshain.

HERRING RECEIVES ENDORSEMENT FROM NORTHERN VIRGINIA BUSINESS GROUP

Democratic AG candidate chosen for his strong record of supporting Virginia’s tech industry

Today, Democratic candidate for Attorney General Mark Herring received the endorsement of the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) TechPAC, which represents the largest and most well-known technology businesses in Virginia. Among the reasons for their choice, NVTC TechPAC’s 27-member Board of Trustees cited Herring’s proven record of leadership and advocacy on technology-related issues in the General Assembly.

“I’m proud to receive NVTC TechPAC’s endorsement because our state’s innovation economy is key to sustaining economic growth and keeping Virginia competitive,” Herring said. “As the next Attorney General, I will build off my strong record of supporting business in Virginia and working in a bipartisan fashion to continue to be a strong advocate for Virginia’s burgeoning technology industry.”

Dendy Young, NVTC TechPAC Chairman, lauded Herring’s work supporting Virginia’s technology sector:

“As a member of the General Assembly, Mark Herring has distinguished himself as a strong advocate and champion of Virginia’s technology industry. He has a proven history of leadership on technology issues, and has served as the Senate sponsor of several important technology bills which have been signed into law by governors in the Commonwealth. In particular, Herring has promoted innovative technology policies and investments focused on research, entrepreneurship, new company formation, commercialization, and enhancement of Virginia’s economic competitiveness,” said Young.

Young continued, “We fully expect that Herring will continue to be a strong advocate for technology business as attorney general and that he will advance policies and initiatives that enhance Virginia’s status as a global technology center.”