Virginia AG, a Vocal Trump Critic, Announces 2021 Bid for Governor

December 10, 2018 AT 9:00 AM

By Associated Press

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.

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