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Terry McAullife (D) supported reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.


Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) was one of only three attorneys general in the country to refuse to sign on to a bipartisan letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act in 2012.

Attorney General Race:

Mark Herring (D) is a champion for reducing and prevention violence against women.

  • Herring serves on the Governor’s Domestic Violence Response and Advisory Board
  • In 2012, he championed legislation to strengthen penalties for strangulation, one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence.
  • If elected, he will open the 2013 General Assembly session by establishing a lethality assessment program in Virginia to reduce violence against women.
  • He is in favor of  legislation that would prohibit any person who is convicted of stalking, sexual battery, or assault and battery of a family member that results in serious bodily harm from possessing, transporting, or carrying a firearm for a period of at least five years following the conviction.


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