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Turnout In Virginia Special Election Projected At Fifteen Percent

Control of the Virginia state Senate hinges on a special election in Loudoun County, but snow expected on Tuesday, an already low turnout is expected to be even lower.

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Virginia Congressman Jim Moran Reflects On His Decision To Retire

Northern Virginia Democratic Congressman Jim Moran announced Wednesday that he won't seek election. Moran reflects on what prompted his departure from politics in a Q&A with WAMU's Elliott Francis.

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Analysis: Ed Gillespie And Lobbyists In Senate Politics

Former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie is expected to challenge incumbent Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in this year's midterm election. The National Journal's Alex Roarty discusses the prospects of a former lobbyist in this political climate.

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Republican Split May Give Democrats Control Of Virginia Senate

Control of the Virginia state Senate is still up for grabs pending the results of a special election next week, but even if Democrats win, they'll need to reach across the aisle to get things done.

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At Inauguration, McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch To Virginia Republicans

Terry McAuliffe is a life-long Democrat and pitchman for Democratic causes, but at his inauguration as Virginia's governor, he pledged to work more closely with Republicans on issues big and small.
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The Politics Hour - Jan. 10, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

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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.