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Herring's Campaign Manager: Gun Control Helped Candidate Win Virginia AG's Race

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"Obenshain’s position against gun-safety legislation was standard GOP fare — but it reflected a state and a voter mind-set that no longer exist," O'Holleran wrote.

"Almost all Virginians support sensible gun-safety legislation. Over the years, the commonwealth has become more urban and suburban, not only in Northern Virginia but also in Norfolk and Richmond. We found broad support in the Washington suburbs, Richmond and Norfolk for comprehensive background checks and ending the gun-show loophole."

Herring was certified as the winner in the attorney general's race last week, but Obenshain's campaign has filed for a recount.