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The Politics Hour

It's a citywide race that could bend the arc of local politics in the District. Democratic candidates are hustling to win over voters in the final stretch of D.C.'s at-large primary. The candidates appearing on the April 3 ballot join us for a special forum on this week's edition of The Politics Hour.

Politics Hour Extra

Part 1 of The Kojo Nnamdi Show's D.C. Council At-Large candidate debate:

Part 2 of The Kojo Nnamdi Show's D.C. Council At-Large candidate debate:

Part 3 of The Kojo Nnamdi Show's D.C. Council At-Large candidate debate:

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