Attorney General candidate Senator Mark Herring (D.) and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Lori Haas warn against Virginia’s Republican ticket on the grounds of protecting public safety.. Herring and Haas discussed gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s (R.) and attorney general candidate Mark Obenshain’s extreme records on public safety.
“Throughout his career in the State Senate and as Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli has a long record of putting his extreme agenda and personal interest ahead of what is best for Virginians’ safety,” Herring says.
Both Cuccinelli and Obenshain have voted to allow guns on school grounds and in airports. Both men have also voted against increasing fines against drunk drivers to fund state trauma centers.
Haas says, “We need leaders who will prioritize our safety, support our public safety officials, and address the real issues that will prevent more tragedies from occurring in the future, like the diagnosis, treatment, and awareness of mental health issues.”