Va. attorney general race too close to call

By: WHSV Newsroom
By: WHSV Newsroom

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Republican Mark Obenshain and Democrat Mark Herring were locked in a tight battle for attorney general of Virginia hours after the polls closed.

With almost all precincts reporting unofficial returns, the race between the two state senators was too close to call late Tuesday night. If the trailing candidate finishes within 1 percentage point, he will be allowed to seek a recount under state law.

Obenshain and Herring are seeking to succeed Republican Ken Cuccinelli, who chose to run for governor rather than seek re-election. Cuccinelli lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

The attorney general is essentially the CEO of the state government law office, supervising more than 400 lawyers and support staff. The position also is historically a stepping stone to a run for governor. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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