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Attorney General Mark Herring Running for Governor

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    ALEXANDRIA, VA - FEBRUARY 10: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks to members of the media after a hearing February 10, 2017 in front of a U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia. Attorney General Herring attended the hearing for a request he filed to block the travel ban executive order issued by President Donald Trump. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he's going to run for governor.

    Herring, a Democrat, told the Washington Post he's planning to run in 2021.

    Virginia does not allow governors to seek consecutive terms, meaning current Gov. Ralph Northam cannot run for re-election.

    Herring is a former state senator who became attorney general in 2014. He easily won re-election last year as voters unhappy with President Donald Trump gave Democrats a huge boost at the polls.

    Herring has been a frequent critic of the president and a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage, immigrant-friendly policies, and stricter gun control.

    Other Democrats who may run for governor include Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.

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