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In Fight Over Pot Legalization In D.C., Proponents Far Outspending Opponents

The group backing a ballot initiative in D.C. that would legalize the possession marijuana has raised and spent more money than the group opposing it.

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Streetcar Remains Big Sticking Point In Arlington County Election

Independent Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt continues to push for an alternative to the county's streetcar plan — something that promises to be a wedge issue on Election Day.

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Early Voting Kicks Off In Maryland As Candidates Spar On Schools

As the statewide races build toward a climax, Marylanders looking to vote before Election Day can cast their ballots starting Thursday morning at locations throughout the state.

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Did You Miss The D.C. Mayoral Debates? Here's Everything You Missed.

Here's all the audio, video and reports from the D.C. mayoral debates you could ever use.
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New Voter ID Law Changes Political Calculus In Virginia

As many as 198,000 registered voters in Virginia don't have a driver's license, making this November's election a race to get out the word about the commonwealth's new law requiring valid ID.

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The WAMU 88.5 Mayoral Debate: Tweets, Audio & Video

WAMU 88.5's D.C. mayoral debate generated a lot of action on Twitter, under the hashtag #WAMUdebate. Check it out here, along with audio and video clips.
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At Debate, D.C. Attorney General Hopefuls Fight To Woo The Many Undecided Voters

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.
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New Poll Puts Bowser Ahead By Double Digits In D.C. Mayoral Race

In the race for D.C. mayor, Council member Muriel Bowser has a comfortable lead over Council member David Catania and Carol Schwartz, according to a new NBC poll.

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New Poll Shows Warner Dominating Virginia Senate Race

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.
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Hoping To Stop D.C. From Going To Pot, Opposition Emerges To Legalization Vote

A 24-year-old D.C. resident has launched a movement to oppose a ballot initiative that would legalize possession of marijuana in D.C.
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Rip Sullivan Wins Special Election, Turns Sights Toward Virginia Medicaid Expansion

Democrat Rip Sullivan held off GOP challenger Dave Foster in a special election on Tuesday, taking the helm of a district that includes parts of Arlington and Fairfax County.

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Northern Virginia Delegate Seat At Stake In Special Election

An election is underway on Tuesday to replace Del. Bob Brink, who resigned his seat in Virginia's 48th District to join the McAuliffe administration.

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Just Like 16 Years Ago, Marijuana Vote In D.C. Faces Congressional Obstacles

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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