A statewide recount has finally ended the nail-biting race for Virginia attorney general, giving Democrats their first top-of-the-ticket sweep since 1989 in a state that once was reliably red.
Republican Mark Obenshain conceded the race for Virginia attorney general Wednesday as Democrat Mark Herring built an insurmountable lead in a recount, giving Democrats a top-of-the ticket sweep for the first time since 1989.
A deadline is looming for the recount in Virginia’s race for attorney general.
The recount in Virginia’s historically close race for attorney general has been scheduled for Dec. 17 and 18.
With a preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday, a three-judge panel has been named to oversee the recount for Virginia attorney general.
Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain asked for a recount Wednesday in his quest to overcome a 165-vote loss to Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring in the neck-and-neck race to become Virginia’s next attorney general.
Republican Mark Obenshain says he’s seeking a recount in the historically close race for Virginia attorney general.
With his Republican rival yet to concede the race for attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring is forging ahead, naming his inaugural committee.
The Democratic candidate for Virginia attorney general has maintained his thin lead over the Republican hopeful after the state certified the Nov. 5 ballot.b
With 164 votes separating them in the race for attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain dug in Wednesday, each announcing transition teams.