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The Politics Hour

D.C. Council candidates turn up the heat on each other in the final leg of their race. Maryland's General Assembly session sizzles right up to the final gavel. And questions about an electric car company put Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate back in the hot seat. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Resident analyst and NBC4 reporter Tom Sherwood has long said D.C. won't win full voting rights without passion from its residents -- beyond polite memos and signs. He pressed Kimberly Perry, the new executive director of D.C. Vote, about her "rabble-rousing resume." "I don't know of any rights won through incrementalism," Sherwood said. Perry said many great things have been achieved because of incrementalism. She added that she has a history of activism for children's health, rights and education.

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