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Herring to pass on bid for governor, seek 2nd term as AG

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that he will seek another four-year term as the state's top attorney rather than pursue the governor's mansion, helping to clear a path for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to secure the Democratic nomination in 2017. Saying he wants to build upon his accomplishments as attorney general, Herring threw his full support behind Northam and pledged to do everything he can to ensure that Northam takes over for Gov. Terry McAuliffe in two years. "Together, we will keep Virginia moving forward," Herring said. His decision surprised observers who had been expecting a fierce primary battle between two of the state's top...

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