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The Politics Hour - Feb. 21, 2014

Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette (D) and John McCarthy, Maryland States Attorney for Montgomery County, join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Coalition Hopes To Make Virginia Elections More Competitive

A new coalition of Democrats and Republicans in Virginia is hoping to put an end to the practice of drawing electoral districts so that they're rarely competitive.
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The Politics Hour - Feb. 14, 2014

Doug Duncan, former executive of Montgomery County, Md., joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about why he wants his old job back.

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Teachers At One Fairfax County School Dress Down To Demand Better Pay

Teachers at Woodson High School in Fairfax County are dressing down as part of a demonstration for better pay.
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The NoVa Nine: In Fight For Moran's Seat, It's A Crowded Field

Nine candidates have announced that they are running for the seat being vacated by Northern Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, raising the possibility of an expensive race and a winner that didn't get many votes.
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Candidates For Arlington County Board Stake Out Their Positions On Streetcar

Should Arlington County spend money on a streetcar system or on improving bus service and adding bike lanes? The upcoming special election on the county board may offer voters just such a choice.

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Race For Moran And Wolf's Seats Attracting Plenty Of Candidates — And Lots Of Money

More than 10 people may end up running for two open congressional seat in Northern Virginia, and analysts expect that each race will attract millions in campaign funds.
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The Politics Hour - Jan. 31, 2014

Ken Ulman, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Maryland, joins the team in the studio.

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Drama In The Virginia Senate As Democrats Toss Old Rules On Committees

With control of the state Senate confirmed after a recount in Norfolk, Virginia Democrats are looking to wrangle control of the Senate committees.

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Democrat Wins Hotly Contested Virginia State Senate Seat — By 11 Votes

After a recount of a contested state Senate seat in Norfolk, Democrat Lynwood Lewis has been certified as the winner, leaving the Senate evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.