RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is making his re-election bid official.
Herring announced in a public letter and video released early Wednesday morning that he would seek a third term.
The Associated Press has previously reported that Herring told several elected officials of his plans in September.
Herring is a former state senator who became attorney general in 2014. He easily won re-election in 2017 as voters unhappy with President Donald Trump gave Democrats a huge boost at the polls.
Herring has been a frequent critic of the president and a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage, immigrant-friendly policies and stricter gun control.