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The Politics Hour - Jan. 3, 2014

D.C. Democratic mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

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Virginia Turns Attention To Special Election That Will Decide Who Controls State Senate

In Virginia, Democrats and Republicans are focusing their attention on Loudoun County, where a special election for the state Senate this month may have drastic consequences.
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Virginia Attorney General-Elect Herring Names Cynthia Hudson As Chief Deputy

Virginia Attorney General-elect Mark Herring says Hampton city attorney Cynthia Hudson will serve as his chief deputy once he takes office on Jan. 11.
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Special Election In Loudoun County Could Help Decide Who Controls Virginia Senate

Voters in Loudoun County are about to go back to the polls to select a replacement for state Senator Mark Herring, who was elected attorney general.
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McAuliffe Makes Two More Appointments To Cabinet, Including McDonnell Holdover

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe is reappointing the state secretary of agriculture and forestry and appointing a new a new natural resources chief.
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Obenshain Concedes Va. Attorney General's Election To Herring

Republican Mark Obenshain has conceded the race for Virginia attorney general, even as a recount continues in the commonwealth.
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Despite Widening Lead For Herring, Obenshain Says Tide Could Turn

In the race to be Virginia's next attorney general, Democrat Mark Herring has widened his lead over Republican Mark Obenshain to 866 votes.

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After Three Decades In Congress, Frank Wolf Announces Retirement

Longtime Republican congressman Frank Wolf says he will not seek reelection next year.
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As Virginia Recount Goes Statewide, Herring Widens Lead Over Obenshain

With Fairfax County, Alexandria and Chesapeake having started a recount of the attorney general's election on Monday, Democrat Mark Herring widened his lead from 165 to 305 votes.
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Recount For Virginia's Attorney General's Race Starts Today In Fairfax, Alexandria

The recount in the hotly contested race for attorney general starts this morning in parts of Virginia, including Fairfax County and Alexandria.