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The Politics Hour - Dec. 6, 2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray revs up a campaign for reelection, while a prominent member of the D.C. Council explores an independent bid for mayor. Virginia's candidates for attorney general dig in for a recount of their race later this month. And Pepco asks regulators in Maryland for another rate increase. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Vincent Orange, D.C. Council Member and mayoral candidate, said there are no pending charges or investigations by the city ethics board into his campaign. "There are no problems with my last election, that's why I'm here today," he said. Orange said all five audits into his 2010 campaign contributions have been closed. Orange said he supports a stronger ethics code, including a ban on Council member's holding employment outside of their city hall job.

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