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The Politics Hour - Aug 30, 2013

A new effort is launched to bring the Olympics to the Washington region. Internal squabbles roil the Maryland Republican Party. And Virginia's gubernatorial candidates head into Labor Day and the final phases of their big-ticket race for this fall. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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D.C. Council Member Jack Evans, who's running for mayor of the district, said he supports a Washington group's bid to host the 2024 Olympics. But he said the city government will not fund the bid or provide financial assistance to build Olympic infrastructure if the bid is successful. "I would wish well and encourage the private sector to pursue this activity," he said.

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