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Parties Scramble To Find Candidates To Replace Arlington Delegate

Voters in Arlington and McLean will be heading to the polls next month in a special election to replace longtime Delegate Bob Brink, and the parties will be working overtime this weekend to name candidates.
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The Politics Hour - June 27, 2014

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio, fresh off his win in the 2014 Democratic primary.

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After Stunning Departure, Candidates Line Up For Russell County Special Election

State Senator Phil Puckett rewrote the political calculus in Virginia when he announced his retirement earlier this month, and now candidates are throwing their hats in the ring ahead of a special election to fill the slot in August.

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The Politics Hour - June 20, 2014

Anthony Brown, a Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland and the state's current lieutenant governor, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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It's Your Turn

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

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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.