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Tommy Wells To Kick Off D.C. Mayoral Campaign Saturday

In a move that should surprise few who watch D.C. politics closely, the Ward 6 council member will formerly announce his candidacy for mayor this weekend.

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D.C. Council Members Look To Push Back April 1 Primary

Next year's D.C. Council primary may get moved back to June of next year, if a bill introduced by Council Chair Phil Mendelson and others passes.

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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood take stock of D.C.'s recent special election and ponder the future of the region's politics.

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Successful D.C. Budget Referendum Sparks Conversation On Capitol Hill

So far it appears the D.C. budget autonomy referendum overwhelmingly approved by D.C. voters faces no major opposition in Congress. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says it's quite the opposite.

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Anita Bonds Wins D.C. Special Election, Budget Referendum Passes

In a crowded field to fill the at-large seat on the D.C. Council, Democrat Anita Bonds carried the day with nearly a third of votes.

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Life After D.C.'s Special Election - What's Next?

We explore how Tuesday's special election in the District is likely to shape the dynamics of the D.C. Council and the challenges facing the city.

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D.C. Voters Head To Polls Today For Special Election

There is a special election in the District on Tuesday, as voters weigh in on who they want for a new at-large council member as well as deciding on a referendum calling for greater budget autonomy.

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Republican Patrick Mara Leads D.C. Council Candidates In Fundraising

The special election for D.C.'s vacant at-large council seat is just a week away, and Republican Patrick Mara leads the field both in money raised and money left in the coffers.

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Candidates For D.C. Council Face Final Hurdle In Finance Reports

The special election to fill the at-large seat on the D.C. Council is next Monday, and candidates a week from today to file final campaign finance reports.

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Bonds, Perry Say Race Matters In D.C. Election

Anita Bonds and Perry Redd, African-American candidates for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council, said the racial makeup of the city should be a factor when electing local leaders.