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The Politics Hour - Nov. 8, 2013

Tom Sherwood and Kojo make sense of the results of this week's elections in Virginia and look ahead to big races looming in D.C. and Maryland next year.

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Analysis: Breaking Down The Democratic Victory In Virginia

Terry McAuliffe was elected Virginia governor as expected, and Josh Kraushaar, editor-in-chief of National Journal's Hotline, discusses why the margin was smaller than expected.

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For First Time In Fairfax County History, Woman Elected Sheriff

There's a new sheriff in Fairfax County, and for the first time ever it's a woman. Stacey Kincaid, a Democrat, won with 54 percent of the vote.
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Northam Defeats Jackson, Attorney General Race Too Close To Call

Democratic State Senator Ralph Northam defeated Republican E.W. Jackson in the race for lieutenant governor, while the fight for the attorney general's seat remained too close to call.
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Despite Loss, Cuccinelli Says Conservative Principles Retain Wide Support

Defeated by Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the Republican attorney general insisted that despite his loss, the conservative principles he advocated on the campaign trail had traction among voters.
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Cuccinelli Voters Cite Affordable Care Act As Key Issue

Several voters cited their uneasiness about the Affordable Care Act as a factor in their vote for Cuccinelli.

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How Are Votes Counted When The Polls Close?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your votes after you cast your ballot? Assistant Chief Election Officer Donald Milbur, who has worked as an election officer for more than 15 years in Great Falls, Va., explains.

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Virginia Voters Choose Women’s Rights In Election

Voters at Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington Tuesday cited women's reproductive rights as a driving force in their support of Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor. 

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Alexandria Democrats Vote Against Cuccinelli, Not For McAuliffe

Some Democrats in Alexandria admit that they're not excited about Terry McAuliffe, but they cast ballots for him in order to stop a victory for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
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Virginia Election Wrap-Up

Virginia voters turned out across the commonwealth to elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and the House of Delegates. We break down the results and explore likely impact within Virginia and across the country.

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