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John Adams CAN Win! Endorsed by Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

From Fredericksburg.com‘s endorsement of Adams for AG:

Most importantly, Adams understands that a good part of the attorney general’s job is to keep state officials and state agencies “in their lanes”—which also applies to the attorney general’s office. “When the AG pulls out the sword instead of a shield, it can’t be political,” he told The Free Lance-Star.

The attorney general’s job description does not include “unilaterally substitute your own personal opinions for laws passed by the duly-elected members of the state legislature and signed by the governor” or “refuse to defend a constitutional amendment ratified by a majority of Virginia voters after taking an oath to do just that.” Unfortunately, that’s what Mark Herring, the current occupant of the AG’s office, has done.

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Even though Virginia is a right-to-work state, Herring filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit to force non-union workers to pay the cost of union contract negotiations. He also refused to defend a law requiring that Virginia voters present a valid photo ID at the polls. And after voting for Virginia’s Marriage Amendment when he was in the state Senate, Herring used his office to attack the amendment, which was passed by the legislature, signed by the governor, and ratified by 57 percent of Virginia voters in 2006.

It’s unacceptable when one elected official unilaterally attempts to nullify state laws passed by the people’s elected representatives. It’s even more unacceptable when that same official’s job is to defend those laws.

Could hardly have said it better.  And don’t think it’s a lost cause.  AG Herring obviously does not think so or he wouldn’t be running all these ads for a down-ticket race.  This is his political present and future.  If Mark Herring loses, his dreams of the governorship goes down too.

There’s an old saying:  If you’re getting flak, you must be over the target.  Adams is getting lots of flak.  That told me Herring’s people do not feel confident at all.  Pols seldom attack people when there is a safe lead.

And this poll [The Polling Company] shows evidence of it:

If the election for Attorney General were held today and the candidates were (RANDOMIZE) Republican John Adams, and Democrat Mark Herring, for whom would you vote? (Probe: Definitely/Probably)
IF UNDECIDED ASK:
And if you had to choose today, which candidate are you leaning towards?
Oct 30 – Nov 2
Total John Adams 43%
Total Mark Herring 42%
Twelve percent are still undecided.  So talk to that undecided voter.  If you cannot vote Gillespie, vote Hyra but be sure to vote John Adams.  I think he’ll be a great Attorney General.
This JUST IN:  Roanoke College has all three races TIED!
Adams and Herring are in 46% each!  Thanks to Hot Air!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood “Sandy” Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia’s first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

3 Responses to “John Adams CAN Win! Endorsed by Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star”

  1. Caleb says:

    Great and if Adams wins, Virginia will have an Attorney General with a Dominion Energy lobbyist conflict among hundreds of other conflicts of interest.

    (John Adams works for Lobbyist Powerhouse law firm McGuire Woods as a white collar criminal lawyer defending rich white corporate crooks and his brother Tray is a Lobbyist and Vice President for same firm) and Adams will have to recuse himself for EVERYTHING his firm is involved in and we will have the same situation Trump has will LameDuck AG Jeff Sessions who has to recuse himself from going to work each day.

    Why can’t you at VA Right see this? Adams was nominated for Attorney General by the Deep State without a single vote ever being cast for him by a Voter. He wasn’t on the ballot in the Republican Primary. And YOU didn’t raise any flags about that?

    Wake up. This is about POWER and MONEY. Adams claims to be a constitutional conservative?
    He refused to return the VCDL’s survey on gun rights. Now what is an AG candidate afraid of by supporting the 2nd Amendment Rights of the Virginia voters?

    He’s not what you think he is. Manchurian Candidate and YOU are being sucked in.

  2. Juris Doctored Class of 79 says:

    MORE BS CRAP from the Rino Republicans NOVA SWAMP CREATURES:

    Read RINO Swamp blogger Brian Schoeneman’s post last year on Bearing Drift where he states Right to Work does not belong in Virginia’s Constitution and the amendement was defeated on the ballot in November 2016 THANKS TO A REPUBLICAN NOVA BLOGGER.

    http://www.bearingdrift.com/2016/09/24/right-work-doesnt-belong-virginia-constitution/

    • Yours Truly says:

      “That Blog” is Funded by the “DEEP STATE”

      RNC hacks like Rove and Gillespie and Priebus.

      For $ale to the highest bidder. Long Shoreman’s Union apparently paid for the blog to oppose Right to Work in Virginia and it failed on the ballot. Go figure.

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