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Don Beyer Handily Wins Primary In Virginia's 8th District

Former lieutenant governor Don Beyer rose atop a crowded field to replace Jim Moran as the Democratic candidate in Virginia's 8th District, taking nearly half the votes in a crowded seven-way primary.

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Cantor's Loss In Tuesday's Primary A Blow For Establishment GOP, Virginia Influence

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loss handily to tea party challenger David Brat in a Virginia primary Tuesday night, and while the consequences for the GOP establishment are unclear, it means another blow for Virginia's influence on Capitol Hill.

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Turnout Low In 8th Congressional District's Democratic Primary

Today at the Alexandria City Hall precinct, voters were few and far between.
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Polls Open For Democrats In Virginia 8th Congressional District

Democrats in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and parts of Fairfax County take to the polls today, and could decide the next Congressman in the area in a district that typically goes blue in the general.

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EPA Rules To Play Big Role In Virginia Senate Election

New rules governing carbon emissions promise to be a divisive electoral issue this year, particularly in Virginia's coal country.

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Ed Gillespie Grabs Republican Nomination, Plans Tour Of Virginia

Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie will run against Democratic Sen. Mark Warner this year after a win in Virginia's festive Republican convention.

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The Politics Hour - June 13, 2014

With just days to go before Maryland's gubernatorial primaries, Democratic candidate Doug Gansler joins the Politics Hour in the studio.

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The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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In Senate Race, Virginia Republicans Prepare For Convention Weekend

Virginia Republicans are getting ready to gather for a convention to select their candidate for the United States Senate. Four candidates will be vying for the nomination this weekend at the convention in Roanoke.
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What You Need To Know For Virginia's New Voter ID Law

Virginia's new voter ID law takes effect on July 1, so make sure to square things away at the local registrar's office before the next round of elections.