Va. AG Candidates Name Transition Teams Amid Vote Count

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 07:01 PM

By Cathy Burke

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With neither candidate yet declared the official winner of the Virginia attorney general race, Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain each named transition teams Wednesday.

Herring, a state senator from Loudoun County, pledged to "build an attorney general's office that works for all Virginians," and named five members to his team, including Anne Holton, wife of Sen. Timothy Kaine, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Obenshain, a state senator from Harrisonburg, said that "with an historically narrow margin, the responsible thing to do is to prepare for a potential transition," announcing his team would include former Chief Deputy Attorney General Chuck James.

The State Board of Elections on Wednesday updated the ballot count in the razor-thin race to reflect provisional ballots from Fairfax County. Herring leads by 164 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast.

Herring declared victory Tuesday night, but Obenshain didn't concede and the contest could be headed for a recount, the Times-Dispatch reported.

"Transitions are about new beginnings, and this transition will be a return to fundamentals," Herring said. "We will get back to putting ideology and partisanship aside, and putting the law and Virginians first."

But Obenshain scoffed at the announcement as "bravado." On Tuesday, he said he owed it to the voters "to make sure we get it right, and that every legitimate vote is counted and subject to uniform rules."

If Herring prevails, as of January, Democrats will hold all five of Virginia's statewide offices — both U.S. Senate seats, governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general — for the first time since 1969.

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