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Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the advocacy and political arm of the women’s health organization, has launched a new web campaign opposing Republican Ken Cuccinelli’s candidacy for governor of Virginia.

The ad, titled “Keep Ken Cuccinelli Out of the Virginia Governor’s Mansion,” makes the case that the Tea Party favorite is too right-wing for Virginia.

“Ken Cuccinelli wants to make abortion illegal even in cases of rape, incest, or when the woman’s health is in danger,” the ad warns. “To keep Ken out of your doctor’s office, keep him out of the governor’s mansion.”

The ad is a clear effort to convince voters that Cuccinelli — who sits on the extreme right wing of the political spectrum — is out of step with the increasingly blue state of Virginia. Despite opposing the majority of Virginians on issues such as marriage equality and a woman’s right to choose, Cuccinelli currently holds a 5 percent lead over Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in the most recent poll of the race.

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The Department of Justice had the kind of pro-police reform week that doesn't happen every year. In a seven-day period, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a ban on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, an overhaul on how to handle law enforcement oversight deals, and a promise to make sure the Justice Department wasn't funding agencies that engage in racial discrimination.

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