“Herring — who has been among those calling on Northam to resign — said he was ‘deeply, deeply sorry for the pain that I cause with this revelation.’ He said that in the days ahead, ‘honest conversations and discussions will make it clear whether I can or should continue to serve as attorney general.'” AP: Escalating crisis: Virginia AG says he wore blackface, too. (OK, this might be more efficient: Raise your hand if you’re a white politician in Virginia who hasn’t dressed up in blackface.)

+ For those scoring at home, that’s two blackface admissions and one sexual assault allegation among the top three office holders in Virginia. And the guy fourth in the line of succession got that spot when his name was picked out of a ceramic bowl. WaPo’s Philip Bump: With another blackface revelation in Virginia, here’s who’s fourth in line for the governorship.