D.C. residents have never voted for an attorney general, and the five candidates vying for the office ahead of the first-ever election in November used a debate on Monday to try and sell themselves as the best possible contenders for the job.
The poll shows that Warner has support from 53 percent of Virginia voters and Gillespie at 31 percent. Even if the Republican were to pick up the 5 percent currently supporting Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis, he still wouldn't be able to overcome Warner's advantage.
Congress blocked a 1998 D.C. vote legalizing medical marijuana for close to a decade, and advocates for a new ballot initiative that would legalize possession of less than two ounces of pot worry they could suffer the same fate.
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