(WUSA9) -- Late Election Night the race for Virginia Attorney General remained close.
Republican Mark Obenshain is running against Democrat Mark Herring. At one point, just 27 votes separated the two. Then at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday the Virginia State Board of Elections website showed a 541 vote difference, in favor of Herring. Results were still out for 3 precincts.
Herring released a statement early Wednesday morning:
"Election Day is over and I am honored to have a majority of Virginians cast their ballots for me for Attorney General. Just before 2 a.m., we took a several hundred vote lead to become the next Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
"I am grateful to have earned the support of so many Virginans all across the Commonwealth and look forward to continuing to work on their behalf."