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Throwing Hats In The Ring: Outsiders In D.C. Politics

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The Republican party has traditionally been the minority in Democrat-dominated D.C.
Rebecca Sheir
The Republican party has traditionally been the minority in Democrat-dominated D.C.

When it comes to city government, the District is dominated by Democrats. So if you're an aspiring politician of a non-Democratic stripe, you're pretty much an outsider by default. Rebecca Sheir talks with WAMU's District reporter, Patrick Madden, about the ways D.C.'s Democratic dominance has affected -- and continues to affect -- political debate in the nation's capitol.

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