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The Politics Hour - Jan. 24, 2014

D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Jack Evans is in studio.

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Bowser Tops Gray In First Straw Poll Of D.C. Mayoral Campaign

On Saturday, Mayor Vincent Gray fell to Council member Muriel Bowser in a straw poll hosted by the Ward 8 Democrats.
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The Politics Hour - Jan. 17, 2014

The D.C. Council sparks a new debate with a move to decriminalize possession of marijuana. Maryland's botched health exchange rollout burns the lieutenant governor and other top officials. And Virgina's new governor gets blowback over a liquor board appointment.

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Poll Puts Gray Ahead Of All Challengers In Primary, But General Election Is Tighter

Mayor Vincent Gray is polling above any of his Democratic challengers in the April 1 Democratic primary, but he could be vulnerable in November's general election.
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As Gray Launches Re-Election Campaign, He Apologizes For Troubled 2010 Effort

Mayor Vincent Gray kicked off his re-election campaign by asking that supporters turn the page on his scandal-ridden 2010 election bid.
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The Politics Hour - Jan. 10, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

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Nine Democrats Submit Petitions For D.C. Mayoral Run

The fight among Democrats who want to be D.C.'s next mayor is looking to be an intense — and crowded — affair, with nine candidates having submitted the necessary number of signatures on nominating petitions by yesterday's deadline.
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The Politics Hour - Jan. 3, 2014

D.C. Democratic mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

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New Year Marks Start Of Election Season In D.C., Maryland

Plenty of hopeful candidates in D.C. and Maryland are hoping to keep at least 2014 resolution: emerge victorious in the elections scheduled throughout the year.
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Signature Deadline Looms For D.C. Mayoral Candidates

It's a crowded field running for D.C. Mayor in 2014, but before candidates can begin sparring over the Democratic primary, they have 2,000 signatures to collect.