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ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE SPEAKS AT COLLEGE REPUBLICANS MEETING

By SPENCER CULBERTSON , Cavalier Daily

John Adams, Republican nominee for Attorney General of Virginia, spoke at the University Monday during a meeting co-hosted by the College Republicans and the Virginia Law Republicans. Adams has been campaigning for over a year in preparation for the election this November. He said he came to the University hoping to increase his visibility and engage with more voters.

VaNews April 4, 2017



VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS GEARING UP FOR MULTIPLE RACES

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All the elements are in place for some intense match-ups between Democrats and Republicans in upcoming elections. Virginia voters will have their voices heard during the June primaries. Now the ballot for both parties is also taking shape. Voters will elect their next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Headed into the primary, there are some familiar faces, and some new ones. "We are very excited about our prospects this fall. We have more candidates running than ever before," said Delegate David Toscano, D-57th District.

VaNews April 4, 2017



GOP ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE CHUCK SMITH FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR PRIMARY BALLOT

By STAFF REPORT, Richmond Times-Dispatch (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Chuck Smith, a Virginia Beach lawyer who was running as a Republican for state attorney general, didn’t qualify for the June primary ballot. Candidates needed 10,000 signatures from registered voters, including 400 from each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts. Smith didn’t meet the requirements, said John Whitbeck, chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia.

VaNews April 3, 2017



VIRGINIA POLITICS JOHN ADAMS IS PRESUMPTIVE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL

By FENIT NIRAPPIL , Washington Post (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

John Adams, a partner at the powerhouse Richmond law firm McGuireWoods, is the presumptive Republican nominee to challenge Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) in November. The Republican Party of Virginia on Friday announced Adams was the only GOP candidate to qualify for the June 13 primary ballot. Another candidate, Virginia Beach lawyer Chuck Smith, did not turn in the required signatures.

VaNews April 3, 2017



ATTORNEY GENERAL HOPEFUL STOPS IN CITY

By TONY BROWN, Daily News Record (Subscription Required)

Immigration lawyer Chuck Smith says he should be Virginia’s next attorney general in November because his experience as a former Marine, Navy judge advocate general and chairman of the Virginia Beach Republican Committee makes a better man for the job. And while ethnicity shouldn’t qualify or disqualify a man for office, he told a small crowd in Harrisonburg Thursday night, being a black Republican who speaks fluent Spanish could help him reach voters the GOP found elusive in recent close statewide elections.

VaNews March 24, 2017



ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES JOHN ADAMS AND CHUCK SMITH ANSWER QUESTIONS

By RICK SINCERE, Bearing Drift

Two candidates are running for the Republican Party’s nomination for the office of Attorney General. Both John Adams and Chuck Smith are seeking their first election to public office. ...Adams and Smith participated in the MAC-PAC candidates’ forum at the Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville on February 18. I interviewed both gentlemen and asked them the same questions.

VaNews March 1, 2017



STANLEY MAY SEEK ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINATION

By CARMEN FORMAN, Roanoke Times (Metered Paywall - 20 articles a month)

State Sen. Bill Stanley is considering a run for attorney general and likely will decide next week. Stanley, a Republican from Franklin County, has been thinking of running for the nomination since Del. Rob Bell, R-Charlottesville, unexpectedly dropped out of the running last month. “We’re giving it serious consideration right now,” Stanley said Thursday at the Virginia Press Association Day at the Capital

VaNews December 2, 2016



BELL DROPS BID FOR STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL

By DEAN SEAL, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 10 articles a month)

Del. Rob Bell has ended his campaign to become Virginia’s next attorney general, saying in a statement Monday that he needed to turn his focus back to his family. Bell, R-Albemarle, posted on his campaign site Monday that as the father of two young children, one of whom has special needs, the current school year has brought “significant new challenges” that require his “personal and immediate attention.” ... In the post, Bell said he intends to return donations submitted to his campaign, and that he will continue his work in the House of Delegates, where he has served since 2002.

VaNews November 22, 2016



ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES MAKE PITCHES AT FORUM

By JOE BECK, Northern Virginia Daily

There wasn’t much space – literally or figuratively – between three Republican candidates for attorney general who appeared at a forum Saturday organized by the Warren County Republican Committee. The three – Chesterfield attorney John Adams, Del. Rob Bell, R-Charlottesville, and Virginia Beach attorney Chuck Smith – were seated close together at a table as they took turns denouncing Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s efforts to restore voting rights for convicted felons who have completed their sentences.

VaNews September 26, 2016



LAWYER CAN SUE FOR DELAYED DISCHARGE

By DEBORAH ELKINS, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (Paywall for some articles)

A lawyer who claimed she was kept on the job until she finished two important trials, and then fired 10 weeks after she complained about unequal pay, can sue her employer for retaliation. The lawyer, who worked for Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office, had to link her termination to her earlier series of complaints ...

VaNews September 5, 2016