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The Politics Hour - Nov. 8, 2013

Democrats take back the governor's mansion in Virginia, and the spotlight shifts to Maryland's gubernatorial contest in 2014. Plus, D.C.'s taxi drivers sue over requirements for credit card readers and rooftop lights. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Andy Shallal said he is not officially a candidate for D.C. mayor, but plans to pick up the petitions required to run for mayor today. The Busboys and Poets owner said he will formally launch his campaign Tuesday at Ben's Chili Bowl. Calling himself the "possible candidate-to-be," Shallal explained why he's running for mayor and what he thinks he can accomplish.

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