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​Big Money Plus Low Turnout Equals Status Quo Election in Virginia

In Virginia, voters have opted for the status quo, maintaining the 21-19 Republican majority in the state Senate, despite historic levels of campaign spending on key races.

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Virginia Elections: What Happened In Our 8 Races To Watch

Several state Senate seats, Alexandria's mayoralty and spots on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors were on our list of races to watch in Tuesday's Virginia elections.

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Previewing Virginia's Elections

We look ahead to Virginia's elections on Tuesday, when the balance of power is up for grabs in Richmond - and in localities across the commonwealth.

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The Politics Hour - October 23, 2015

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) joins us in the studio.

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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Despite High Stakes, Virginia Election Generates Little Interest, Poll Shows

The poll found that two-thirds of potential Virginia voters are not following the news of November's upcoming election, which includes every seat in the General Assembly and could affect control of the state Senate.

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The Politics Hour - September 25, 2015

Virginia's Board of Health rolls back abortion clinic regulations. A D.C. Council member proposes a residency requirement for police, firefighters and teachers. And Maryland's Governor gets a blessing from the Pope.

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Federal Court Picks Expert To Aid In Virginia Redistricting

Bernard Grofman, an economics and political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, will assist the federal judicial panel that will redraw Virginia's congressional district map.

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For Md. Counties, New Voting Machines And Expectations Of Higher Turnout

Officials in two Maryland counties are starting a public education campaign on the new voting machines to be used for next year's election. The hope is that they'll go to good use, given the presidential race and some hotly contested congressional seats.

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Coalition Of Labor, Minority Groups Wants To Redefine 'Ground Game' In Virginia

Take Action Virginia endorsed five candidates in the June primary, and all five won, including some seen as longshots. The group is making more endorsements for the general election, and the experts say it's a fresh take on an old tactic.

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