Thirteen first-time Democratic candidates said yesterday that they hoped to unseat Northern Virginia Republicans as part of a plan to get closer to a majority in the House of Delegates.
State Senator Ralph Northam will be the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor and state Senator Mark Herring will represent the party in the race for Virginia's attorney general.
Kojo and Tom chat with Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Jack Evans, longtime member of the D.C. Council and soon-to-be mayoral candidate.
Several other candidates have made their gubernatorial ambitions known since Ron George first signalled he'd be in the mix, but the Anne Arundel delegate is confident his message stands out.
D.C. legislators are reeling after former Council member Michael Brown pleaded guilty to bribery, saying that his actions keep a dark cloud over City Hall.
It's been a tough three years in D.C. politics, with a number of elected officials being embroiled in some sort of scandal.
Whomever Virginia Democrats choose tomorrow to be their candidate for lieutenant governor will face off against Republican E.W. Jackson and possibly run for governor in 2017.
Maryland's second highest court affirmed the verdict in the election fraud trial that prosecutors say was aimed at keeping black voters from the polls.