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    WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. elections officials say almost 2,600 voters have switched parties to become Democrats this year ahead of the September 14th primary. In a city where 75 percent of voters are Democrats, the primary is traditionally the contest that elects the mayor. Yesterday was the last day to change parties to vote in the primaries.

    WASHINGTON (AP) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is endorsing D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty for a second-term, saying he's made the city's government more effective and accountable. Bloomberg called Fenty a role model during a news conference today and credited him with reducing crime and improving D.C.'s troubled school system.

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    The Politics Hour - May 6, 2016

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