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The Politics Hour

Maryland rolls the dice on a new plan to expand casino gambling. D.C. petitioners pushing a measure to limit corporate influence on political campaigns come up short. And the presidential campaigns ramp up their game in Virginia. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Video

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) talked about his candidacy against Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the 2013 governor's race. Bolling said he and Cuccinelli would both govern Virginia in a conservative way, but his background, experience, qualifications and leadership style differ from Cuccinelli's. "I think I'm the more electable candidate," Bolling said.

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