Politifact Virginia: Race for Attorney General

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - This week we focus on the race for Attorney General in the Politifact Virginia report and a statement made by Republican Mark Obenshain about Democrat Mark Herring.

"But Herring introduces no legislation to combat them and votes against tougher sentences for sex offenders," a political ad claims.

Did Mark Herring fail to vote for tougher sentences for sex offenders? According to Politifact, that claim is mostly false. Nancy Madsen explains the bill wouldn't have changed anything and impacted a lot more than sex offenders.

"The bill required judges to give consecutive instead of concurrent sentences for crimes that already required mandatory minimum sentences," she said.

You can see all the information behind this week's Politifact Virginia report on their web site, www.politifactvirginia.com. 

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