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The Politics Hour - September 27, 2013

Virginia's gubernatorial candidates lock horns in a pivotal debate. D.C.'s mayor taps a new chief financial officer for the city. And Maryland's attorney general finally makes his gubernatorial campaign official. 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 David Catania discusses his thoughts on the 2014 mayoral race, including whether he'll throw his hat in the ring. "This is not a town where the meek get things done," Catania said.

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