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Virginia Attorney General election, 2017

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Nominee Mark Herring John Adams
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,385,389 1,209,339
Percentage 53.3% 46.6%

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County and Independent City Results


Herring:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Adams:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%



Attorney General before election

Mark Herring
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

Mark Herring
Democratic

The Virginia Attorney General election of 2017 was held on November 7, 2017. The incumbent Attorney General, Democrat Mark Herring, was expected to run for Governor, but announced he will run for re-election instead. [1] As only Herring and Republican John Adams qualified for their respective party primaries, the two automatically became their parties' nominees. In the general election, Herring defeated Adams to win a second term as Attorney General of Virginia.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee

Failed to Qualify

  • Chuck Smith, former Chair of the Republican Party of Virginia Beach, candidate for VA-03 and candidate for Virginia Beach City Council [2] [5]

Withdrawn

Declined

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Adams
Rob
Bell
Chuck
Smith
Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies September 18–21, 2016 800 ± 3.46% 11% 16% 3% 69%

General election

Candidates

Endorsements

John Adams (R)
Federal Officials
National Figures
State Officials
Local Officials
  • Bill Campbell, Madison County Supervisor
  • Wayne Hazzard, Hanover County Supervisor
  • Bob Martin, Carroll County Supervisor
  • Cindy Hall, Appomattox County School Board Member
  • John Erbach, Chesterfield County School Board Member
  • Rick Boyer, former member of the Board of Supervisors for Campbell County, Virginia [24]
Sheriffs
  • Sheriff J.E. "Chip" Harding, Albemarle County [25]
  • Sheriff Karl Leonard, Chesterfield County
  • Sheriff Mike Wade, Henrico County
  • Sheriff Michael J. Brown, Bedford County
  • Sheriff Ronald N. Sprinkle, Botetourt County
  • Sheriff Brian K. Roberts, Brunswick County
  • Sheriff C. Ray Foster, Buchanan County
  • Sheriff W.G. "Billy" Kidd, Jr., Buckingham County
  • Sheriff Steve A. Hutcherson, Campbell County
  • Sheriff John B. "J.B." Gardner, Carroll County
  • Sheriff Jim O'Sullivan, Chesapeake City
  • Sheriff Karl S. Leonard, Chesterfield County
  • Sheriff Scott H. Jenkins, Culpeper County
  • Sheriff Bobby G. Hammons, Dickenson County
  • Sheriff Robert P. "Bob" Mosier, Fauquier County
  • Sheriff Brian J. Craig, Floyd County
  • Sheriff Darrell W. Warren, Jr., Gloucester County
  • Sheriff Richard A. Vaughan, Grayson County
  • Sheriff Steven S. Smith, Greene County
  • Sheriff David R. Hines, Hanover County
  • Sheriff Michael L. Wade, Henrico County
  • Sheriff Robert J. Deeds, James City County/Williamsburg City
  • Sheriff Steve F. Dempsey, King George County (I)
  • Sheriff J.S. "Jeff" Walton, King William County
  • Sheriff Patrick McCranie, Lancaster County
  • Sheriff Gary B. Parsons, Lee County
  • Sheriff Michael L. Chapman, Loudoun County
  • Sheriff Donald T. Sloan, Lynchburg City
  • Sheriff L. Mark Barrick, Mathews County
  • Sheriff R.W. "Bobby" Hawkins, Jr., Mecklenburg County
  • Sheriff David P. Bushey, Middlesex County
  • Sheriff C.H. "Hank" Partin, Montgomery County
  • Sheriff James R. "Doc" Lyons, Northumberland County
  • Sheriff Michael W. "Mike" Taylor, Pittsylvania County
  • Sheriff Brad W. Nunnally, Powhatan County
  • Sheriff Glendell Hill, Prince William County
  • Sheriff Mark R. Armentrout, Radford City
  • Sheriff J. Eric Orange, Roanoke County
  • Sheriff Bryan F. Hutcheson, Rockingham County
  • Sheriff Timothy C. Carter, Shenandoah County
  • Sheriff J.B. "Jack" Stutts, Southampton County
  • Sheriff David P. "DP" Decatur, Jr., Stafford County
  • Sheriff Matt Robertson, Staunton City
  • Sheriff Kenneth W. Stolle, Virginia Beach City
  • Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron, Warren County
  • Sheriff Joe Harris, Jr., Waynesboro City
  • Sheriff Les R. Taylor, Winchester City
  • Sheriff Ronnie Oakes, Wise County
  • Sheriff W. Keith Dunagan, Wythe County
  • Sheriff J.D. "Danny" Diggs, York County/Poquoson City
Individuals
  • Carly Fiorina, businesswoman [26]
  • Rick Buchanan, Chair of the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation [27]
  • Don Blake, Chairman and President of Virginia Christian Alliance [28]
Organizations
Newspapers
Mark Herring (D)
Federal Officials
State officials
Sheriffs
  • Sheriff Timothy A. Allen, Roanoke City
  • Sheriff H. E. "Bucky" Allin, III, Prince George County
  • Sheriff Mark A. Amos, Orange County
  • Sheriff Beth Arthur, Arlington County
  • Sheriff C. O. Balderson, Westmoreland County
  • Sheriff Joe Baron, Norfolk
  • Sheriff S. Stephen Bittle, Falls Church
  • Sheriff Christopher Blalock, Rockbridge County
  • Sheriff Sam C. Brown, Emporia
  • Sheriff James E. Brown, III, Charlottesville
  • Sheriff John R. Charboneau, King and Queen County
  • Sheriff Vanessa R. Crawford, Petersburg
  • Sheriff Steve M. Draper, Martinsville
  • Sheriff Steven L. Dye, Russell County
  • Sheriff Kevin Hall, Alleghany County
  • Sheriff W. Randolph Hamilton, Jr., Buena Vista
  • Sheriff Roger L. Harris, Spotsylvania County
  • Sheriff Paul Higgs, Fredericksburg
  • Sheriff Darrell L. Hodges, Cumberland County
  • Sheriff William T. "Tim" Jarratt, Jr., Greensville County
  • Sheriff Thomas D. Jones, Charlotte County
  • Sheriff Alan M. Jones, Sr, Charles City County
  • Sheriff Stacey A. Kincaid, Fairfax County
  • Sheriff Dana A. Lawhorne, Alexandria
  • Sheriff A. A. "Tony" Lippa, Caroline County
  • Sheriff Mark A. Marshall, Isle of Wight County
  • Sheriff L. W. "Lenny" Millholland, Frederick County
  • Sheriff Michael Mondul, Danville
  • Sheriff Gabe A. Morgan, Newport News
  • Sheriff David Neil, Highland County
  • Sheriff Fred P. Newman, Washington County
  • Sheriff W. Q. "Bill" Overton, Jr., Franklin County
  • Sheriff W. John Puckett, Scott County
  • Sheriff Wesley W. Reed, Prince Edward County
  • Sheriff B. J. Roberts, Hampton
  • Sheriff Anthony W. "Tony" Roper, Clarke County
  • Sheriff B. C. "Chip" Shuler, Smyth County
  • Sheriff Stephan B. Smith, Richmond County
  • Sheriff Arthur Townsend Jr., Lunenburg County
  • Sheriff Carlos Turner, Surry County
  • Sheriff Ernest "E. W." Viar, Jr, Amherst County
  • Sheriff Jack Weisenburger, Bristol
  • Sheriff C. T. Woody, Jr., Richmond City
Organizations
Newspapers

Polling

Polls

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Mark
Herring (D)
John
Adams (R)
Other Undecided
Change Research November 2–5, 2017 3,648 ± 1.6% 51% 45% 4%
The Polling Company (R) November 2–5, 2017 800 ± 3.5% 44% 45% 9%
Christopher Newport University October 29 – November 4, 2017 839 ± 3.5% 49% 45% 6%
Gravis Marketing October 30 – November 3, 2017 1,143 ± 2.9% 48% 42% 10%
The Polling Company (R) October 30 – November 2, 2017 800 ± 3.5% 42% 43% 12%
Roanoke College October 29 – November 2, 2017 781 ± 3.5% 46% 46% 8%
Suffolk University October 30 – November 1, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 44% 42% 13%
Washington Post/Schar School October 26–29, 2017 921 ± 4.0% 51% 43% 5%
The Polling Company (R) October 23–26, 2017 800 ± 3.5% 43% 43% 11%
Christopher Newport University October 20–25, 2017 812 ± 3.8% 49% 44% 7%
Roanoke College October 8–13, 2017 607 ± 4.0% 47% 42% 10%
Christopher Newport University October 2–6, 2017 928 ± 4.3% 51% 40% 9%
Washington Post/Schar School Poll September 28 – October 2, 2017 720 LV ± 4.5% 52% 41% 5%
1,000 RV ± 3.5% 50% 39% 6%
Public Policy Polling September 21–23, 2017 849 ± 3.8% 46% 38% 16%
Christopher Newport University September 12–22, 2017 776 ± 3.7% 47% 42% 11%
Suffolk University September 13–17, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 39% 37% 23%
Mason-Dixon September 10–15, 2017 625 ± 4.0% 45% 36% 19%
University of Mary Washington September 5–12, 2017 562 LV ± 5.2% 47% 40% 10%
867 RV ± 4.1% 47% 38% 12%
Virginia Commonwealth University July 17–25, 2017 538 LV ± 5.1% 45% 39% 15%
707 RV ± 4.5% 43% 36% 17%

Results

Virginia Attorney General election, 2017 [65]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mark Herring 1,385,389 53.34% +3.43%
Republican John Adams 1,209,339 46.56% -3.31%
Write-ins Write-ins 2,486 0.10% -0.12%
Majority 176,050 6.78%
Total votes 2,597,214 100%
Democratic hold Swing

See also

References

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  12. ^ John Adams. "Great to have fellow veteran @SenTomCotton on the trail with us today. First stop: James City County!". Twitter.
  13. ^ John Adams. "Chesterfield County is ready for a big victory on Tuesday night. Thank you @SenatorTimScott for helping us fire up the crowd tonight!". Twitter.
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  26. ^ Carly Fiorina. "Tomorrow is election day in Virginia - make your plan and get to the polls and vote for @EdWGillespie @JillHVogel and @JohnAdamsforVA". Twitter.
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  28. ^ "DON BLAKE ENDORSES JOHN ADAMS". July 28, 2016.
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  42. ^ "Our Views: Down ticket ... We endorse Vogel and Adams". The Winchester Star. October 29, 2017.
  43. ^ "EDITORIAL: John Adams for Attorney General". The Free Lance–Star.
  44. ^ Hillary Clinton. "Virginians: my friends @RalphNortham @FairfaxJustin @MarkHerringVA need you to show up and vote to get across the finish line". Twitter.
  45. ^ Mark Herring. "Proud to have the support of my good friend, and former California AG, Senator @KamalaHarris!". Twitter.
  46. ^ Mark Herring. "Incredible energy for our ticket at @NewDistrictBrew. Great to be joined on the trail by @MarkWarnerVA! #GameOnVA". Twitter.
  47. ^ Danni Gonyo. "Sen. @timkaine wants you to make calls to elect @RalphNortham, @FairfaxJustin, @MarkHerringVA, and @KathyKLTran. Sign up and help the @GMUdems #KeepGMUBlue! bit.ly/gmuGOTV #GameOnVA #Flip42Blue". Twitter.
  48. ^ Don Beyer. "Extraordinary turnout for @KathyKLTran canvass in Springfield. We need @RalphNortham, @fairfaxforlg, and @MarkHerringVA. #GameOnVa". Twitter.
  49. ^ Mark Herring. "My friend @tomperriello knows what's at stake tmw. Proud to have him supporting @RalphNortham, @FairfaxJustin, and me! #VAgov #gameOnVA". Twitter.
  50. ^ Terry McAuliffe. ".@DSMcAuliffe, Trooper and I are fired up! 400+ Dems in Fluvanna County excited to GOTV for the Northam/Fairfax/Herring ticket! #GameOnVA". Twitter.
  51. ^ Don Beyer. "Proud to stand at @VA8thCDDems dinner with our fabulous ticket -- @RalphNortham, @fairfaxforlg, and @MarkHerringVA". Twitter.
  52. ^ Justin Fairfax. "Thanks to @FbcManassas and First AME for powerful worship this morning with @MarkHerringVA! Incredible enthusiasm for Nov 7. #GameOnVA". Twitter.
  53. ^ Howard Dean. "The big Lie strikes again. Unemployment is 3.7 % in Virginia. Don't hire the liar. Vote Northam/Fairfax/Herring". Twitter.
  54. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/MurielBowser/status/927240814136307713
  55. ^ Jamie Harrison. "I'm proud to support a great group of leaders @RalphNortham @FairfaxJustin @MarkHerringVA @TerryMcAuliffe @vademocrats are leading the way". Twitter.
  56. ^ Alison Lundergan Grimes. "Tomorrow, Virginia! Are you ready to vote @RalphNortham @FairfaxJustin @MarkHerringVA? Be prepared: Go to (link: http://IWillVote.com) IWillVote.com!". Twitter.
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  65. ^ 2017 November General

External links

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