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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.

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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.