The Republican Attorneys General Association is narrowing in on Virginia Democratic incumbent Mark Herring for "putting his own politics" before the state's laws.
On Tuesday, the RAGA is launching a website called "Off the Mark Herring" that slams the attorney general as "a career politician who puts his own political agenda ahead of the laws passed by the people of Virginia through their elected representatives."
Herring is battling Republican candidate John Adams in the country's only attorney general race up for grabs this November.
The RAGA's new site focuses specifically on four examples in its effort to demonstrate Herring's habit of "putting his own politics before Virginia," drawing attention to the incumbent's decisions on gun reciprocity, staff pay raises, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and right-to-work laws. On each topic, browsers are provided with lengthy background information making the case against Herring's record.
"Virginia needs a new lawyer – one who will enforce and defend its laws," the site argues.
In his introductory video ad released late last month, Adams, whose campaign authorized the new RAGA site, also accused Herring of neglecting to respect the state's laws. "When I saw our current attorney general ignoring the laws that you passed, I knew I had to get involved," he told voters in the video.
The election is set for Nov. 7.
Emily Jashinsky is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.