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The Politics Hour - Oct 25, 2013

A photo from a teenage drinking party trips up Maryland's attorney general. D.C. lawmakers debate decriminalizing marijuana. And Virginia's gubernatorial candidates meet for their final debate of the campaign. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Maryland Del. Jolene Ivey, Doug Gansler's running mate on his gubernatorial ticket, responded to controversy that arose after a photo surfaced of Gansler at a underage drinking party. Ivey said constituents care more about issues like education and health care more than the "beach week" party. "The issues right now are -- certainly none of them are fun...I'm sure the other side is trying to throw dirt every time we're making progress," Ivey said.

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