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"general herring" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Of reform. So it's interesting that miara is is your establishment candidate. And if you think about the trio here that we've got we've got one person who is clearly establishment and the slot here. We've got a chase supporter in the l. g spot and we don't have chase at the top of the ticket but we have this rich businessman. Who went from zero to candidate. You know nothing flat So jackie jason miura's represents this kind of the more republican establishment part of the ticket. Is that going to help the ticket. Do you think that miari is will bring in those voters that might be skeptical of young men being at the top of the ticket right. I mean i think either way. Republicans are going to have an uphill battle in all of these races. So i'm not sure if him being an establishment entered it will inspire more confidence among traditional base. However i will say is is definitely one of the caucuses point people when it comes to talking about criminal justice reform you know. He is usually the person that they have out front at least on the house. Side talking about the parole board controversy and the release of a number of violent criminals without proper transparency as the office of the inspector general has reported on. he's often front criticizing efforts to and qualified immunity. And so you know when it comes to these issues of police reform and criminal justice reform. You know he's definitely a familiar face of for people who follow state politics closely. And so i think you know between the name recognition that could bring some comfort. I think to traditional voters. Quinton is jason. Mira's could do better. Against herring or jay jones if they are the nominee. That's a really good question. I think it would be a different kind of match up If it was a niara as jones race versus a muris herring race in part. Because i think jones might take me to task sort of confront him head on on some of the things we wants to run on. It looks to me like he wants to run as being sort of virginia top cop which is kind of a traditional way republican attorney general candidates. Wanna run and mark herring for two terms. And i think jay jones would also continue this his run more on a social transition in social change kind of policy oriented attorney general's office rather than the top cop but herring would be in a position of having to defend things that he's done. I think jones would be in a position of essentially saying. I didn't do those things but if you find problems with them all all sort of challenge you on those problems that you find with him in a one up you i want to do more in fact And so i think a jones numerous matchup would be a match up that the that dealt with contemporary debate between the two parties were as a herring. Matchup would a challenge to what herring is done in a defensive front on the part of herring for what he's done so i think they would end up being two different kind of race. Really jackie. you mentioned that as is often the person out front talking about the parole board issue and we hard miatas in that soundbite. Talk about the parole board issue. A wondering what that's going to look like in this campaign. I get the sense. That republicans really want this to be an issue. And they've talked about it a lot. I'm i'm not sure it's really broken through to the average voter yet. Do you think this issue is going to be sort of at the top of what voters are thinking about or is this going to break through to the conversation at all. I mean i think it clearly depends on voter. I mean. I can tell you as somebody who has covered the issue with the parole board particularly for tv which requires really making this concise. It's pretty inside baseball. I mean it's difficult to follow along. If you haven't been doing so incrementally it can be very overwhelming story to take in other than the headline talking point of it. I don't know how many voters are really getting into the weeds on this. But you know to your point clearly. Republicans have tried to make this major talking point across the board i think we saw her caucus but out a campaign ad exclusively dedicated to this issue with news clips from across the state. But i think that is far as it being general election conversation. I think that it could potentially be a more of an issue. If attorney general Herring does win out for the democratic nomination. Because one of the ming main points of criticism that republicans have thrown at him. They basically accuse herring of playing. A key role in sanitized. You know the report which herring has denied In trying to paint him as yifang sort of an establishment candidates You know who is really seeps in political corruption you know as they try to sell that message it could potentially be more effective against haring But again you know those are just accusations and again. I'm not sure how much the average republican voter is really following along. You know along. Those lines of quinton is an advantage to the republicans to have their statewide nominees selected about a month ahead of the democrats. It's only an advantage if they make it an advantage. And what i mean by that is quite frankly. Very few people who are going to be voting in november are paying close attention today. The core of the party faithful on the republican side participated in in their convention. That was just about thirty thousand voters. Democrats are going to have more than that. Vote in their primary but that's still represent. The core of the democratic base so in the four weeks between the republican convention in the democratic primary republicans have to spend i think lot of money Essentially introducing their candidates Put putting out into the into the atmosphere a description of their candidates in if they don't do that they've essentially wasted the four week advantage that they have and i think the democrats in. You've already hurt. You've already seen the mcauliffe campaign start to do this. The democrats are going to start. Focusing pretty intensely on defining yongqin in particular glenn yung-chen and so republicans have the opportunity for the next several weeks to define their candidates while democrats are still focused on doing their primary if they wasted time. That's just wasted time on their part. So there's one more thing about miara. Is that want to make sure that we hit on which is embedded in his name miatas. He also has an immigrant story. Family is from cuba. And i'm wondering how that's going to play out in the election so we've got one candidate who has an immigrant story from jamaica. Another candidate who has an immigrant story from cuba clinton kid. What does that say about the republican ticket. And.
"general herring" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"And we're back on transition. Virginia talking about the democratic primary for attorney general not mark herring is the incumbent and he's got a challenger delegate jay jones one of the issues that it's been a flashpoint during a recent candidates for was a new conviction integrity unit. Here's what mark herring said about the new office. The wrong convict. Someone is to deny them freedom and countless opportunities. And so that's why. I created the state's first statewide conviction integrity unit so that additional resources additional lawyers could be brought in to more proactively identify wrongful convictions. And then get them overturn. But delegate jones says the timing of this new office is dubious is justice system has been skewed against certain populations for far too long. It is inequitable effect. And so as we move ahead. We've gotta continue to prioritize seeking truth but doing it in a way that is consistent and not just popping up when have elections. And i wanna make sure everybody's aware that we are. We are suppose to be just supposed to seek truth at all times. Not just in november so seems like everybody thinks this conviction integrity unit is a good idea but is the timing of it. Dubious mel will start with you. I think on a lot of issues including the civil rights unit for example. Jensen tried to make the point that things that he's been pushing for. I'm he's a really big voice on criminal justice reform in the legislature hearing sort of follows. I think this is an issue that democrats are interested in right now. This idea of people being wrongfully convicted on that being a product of systemic racism in the criminal justice system. So i don't know that he'll be able to formally make that point specially if it's something that both of these candidates are appealing to care about the seems like an issue that will animate a primary but will all but disappear after the primaries wrapped because of concerns about republican turnout. Republicans using any kind of criminal justice man i. I was talking to some friends. Parents from seven five seven. They're helping the move up here in richmond and they're you know sixty year old republicans They couldn't vote for trump because of some of the stuff. He said about veterans. But i ask them both if they'd ever heard of virginia's parole board just to see how that issue is landing as far as criminal justice wedge issues go and neither of them had any idea what the parole board was let alone the scandal associated with it so while i think democrats are going to want to talk about the progressive nature of sensing reform and about the integrity and in convictions. I think this is going to be a primary issue that both candidates are gonna hit hard once they get past the primary. I think they're going to be too scared dimension much of it. So whether or not it makes impact with the primary voters will be seen And you got to give credit to jones for pushing real hard on this but you know. He's a state delegate. His district is going to be the one who sees him talk about it the most. Meanwhile herring gets the entire platform so as much as jones as been mad about harring following in his footsteps herring still the one who gets the headlines. When he announces it annotate to that on this issue has probably reached the more average voter in terms of the conversation about repealing the death penalty which obviously governor signed at that time when northern side. Not bill you know. He talked a lot in your leaders. Talked a lot about people being wrongfully convicted in the broken ness within the criminal justice system. And so this is just an issue that has wide appeal and while delegate. John's miserably been a powerful voice in terms of criminal justice reform in the legislature. I didn't get something that democrats in general or focused on. Yeah so we've got the conviction integrity unit and debate going on but there's also the issue of integrity and it's not just republicans talking about the big lie. Election integrity is also an issue on the democratic side were delegate jones says general herring isn't doing enough to protect election integrity and he wants to create a new office to protect those voters arm so proud of the fact that we announced the intention to create buddha protection and election integrity unit. Here in virginia. We saw instances of discrimination and intimidation in fairfax just last year. And we can't stand for that that this doesn't exist already is downright shocking to meet but herring says. He's taken a number of actions to protect voters. We went into court and got a court agreement to make sure that the requirement on absentee ballots was waived. My team works to make sure that when trump tried to make it harder for people to vote by mail by sabotaging the postal service we sued him and got him injunction to block it. And when some trump supporters went to fairfax on the first day of early voting and engaged in the activity that potentially have been voter intimidation. I immediately put out a legal opinion laying out the state and federal laws prohibited. So everyone would know that is not permitted or tolerated in virginia. Does virginia need a new office to protect voters. Or is this something that the ag should be doing anyway. If there's a new office or not. I love hearing taking credit for the waiver of senators. I mean i guess technically does because i'm not mistaken that was instigated by a lawsuit from aclu. The aclu dispute over witton signature is pretty sure was mediated and settled by a judge they also had lee carter's lawsuit over reducing the number of sixers are get on the ballot. That was another thing that i believe was was settlement between the two. So you know whether or not hearing to take credit for a lot of this stuff or whether it's the result of plaintiff's Is certainly up to debate. But he's going to campaign on it either way. It seems but yeah. I mean i don't i don't know if this really tracks as an issue because i think at the moment you start used the word voter integrity i think. Democrats get turned off by it because of the big live because of the association with an as for the stuff. The protests in fairfax. county I remember the legal opinion going out. I don't know if it ever got utilized. I'd be surprised. Try and it would be a really bad look to cops arresting protesters at a ballot box a polling station but i mean he's certainly wanted to start the fight so we'll say you know since mark herring has been an office. He created the office of civil rights. He created a worker protection unit. He created the conviction integrity unit. Which we talked about. He reorganized the consumer protection section. So does this office need yet. Another unit mel. I mean is this sort of unit creep essentially you know and i just wonder if maybe among the most progressive parts of the party. This would sound like a good idea. I just think that there are a lot of more fiscally conservative democrats out there or people who are dissatisfied with the government which includes people from both parties. Who just don't want to see you know more money going to the bureaucracy. Just people sitting in office may be doing something notable every once in awhile until not that. That's true but i think that it's a perception. That is out there. So i wonder if the idea of pitching his new office as opposed to just doubling down in focusing on that work would have wider appeal in the brad point. You know the the other thing that he mentioned in his clip is about working to back on changes by the trump administration to the postal service. That's he didn't conjunction with a lot of attorney generals who were also worried that delays or changes at the post office would impact their elections. Use the word perception which is really key to this debate. Here because herring would say look protecting voters and protecting election integrity is something that this office should be doing it anyway. And as attorney general. Here's what i've done. You heard the sound clip. Xyz abc hit a long list.
Virginia’s attorney general says he wore blackface at college party
"The attorney general of Virginia, Mark herring. Admits he dressed up in black face in nineteen eighty escalating the scandal surrounding Democrats in control of the executive mansion NPR's. Andrew Limbaugh reports. Herring is second in line for the Virginia governorship, Virginia attorney, general, Mark herring. In a statement wrote that when he was in nineteen year old undergraduate. He went to a party dress as the rapper Kurtis blow, quote because we did not have an appreciation for the experiences and perspectives of others we dressed up and put on wigs and Brown makeup. Indie hypothetical scenario that current governor. Ralph Northam steps down over his current scandal with erased yearbook picture and Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax steps down over these sexual assault allegations. He faces attorney general herring would be next and lines. Be governor of Virginia harrying wrote that on his conversations and discussions will make it. It clear whether I can or should continue to serve as attorney general, adding he was deeply deeply sorry for the