by Mechelle Hankerson, originally published in the Virginia Mercury
Del. Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria, doesn’t think there are too many black women eyeing Virginia’s highest posts.
“We hear of two African-American women thinking about running for governor and that’s awesome,” she said at an event hosted by the national political organization She the People Saturday at Virginia Union University in Richmond.
“But we also hear people say, ‘But what if they run against each other, then maybe one won’t win the general election.’ We need to call that kind of thinking out.”
Later in the same speech, Herring became the latest black woman who appears to be considering higher office.