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Bowser Leads In D.C. Mayoral Race Fundraising

Muriel Bowser has built a big fundraising lead over her biggest rival as she seeks to become the District of Columbia's next mayor.

Bowser's latest financial report shows that she raised $858,000 over a three-month period. Her campaign says she brought in $740,000 of that after April 1, when she defeated Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary.

Three out of four registered voters in the District are Democrats, making Bowser the front-runner to win the general election in November.

Fellow D.C. Council member David Catania raised $553,000 over the same stretch. He also spent more than $200,000, meaning he has $350,000 in cash on hand. Bowser has $720,000 in cash.

Catania is an independent. Another independent, Carol Schwartz, announced her candidacy this week and has yet to start raising money.


'If They Have It, It's Undeniable': Lorne Michaels On Casting 'SNL'

The Saturday Night Live executive producer says criticism of the show's perceived lack of diversity frustrated him, but that the perception needed to be addressed.

Chef Paul Prudhomme Will Live On Through His Restaurants, Spices And Books

Chef Paul Prudhomme has died at the age of 75. He revolutionized Cajun and Creole cuisine and popularized it throughout the world, creating a craze for "blackened" everything.
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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


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Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."

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