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WAMU 88.5 Election Day Reporters On Twitter

Follow WAMU 88.5 reporters as they cover elections in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

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Virginia Elections: Comstock Takes House Seat; Senate Race Still Up For Grabs

Coverage of Virginia's big races from WAMU 88.5.

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Political Outliers Dream Big Against Long Odds

What motivates long-shot candidates to throw their hats in the ring in places like D.C. and Virginia?
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Northern Virginia Congressional Race Could Hinge On 'Sexist' Comment

The contest between Barbara Comstock and John Foust for the open 10th district congressional seat in Northern Virginia is centering on women’s issues and a remark made by Foust that Republicans are calling “sexist.”
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Warner Retains Lead Over Gillespie In Virginia Senate Race

With less than a week before Election Day, a new poll by Christopher Newport University finds Virginia Senator Mark Warner leading Republican challenger Ed Gillespie 51 to 44.
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In Search Of Votes, Congressional Hopeful Comstock Aligns Herself With Frank Wolf

When Republican candidate Barbara Comstock greets voters at a high school football match in Loudon County, she's quick to associate herself with retiring Congressman Wolf.
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Warner, Gillespie Trade Punches In Final Week Of Race

Republican challenger Ed Gillespie has attempted to paint incumbent Sen. Mark Warner as walking in lock step with President Barack Obama, but observers don't think it will be enough to pull down the former governor.

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Deadline To Submit Absentee Ballots In Virginia Is Approaching

Election Day is just a week away, and the deadline to cast absentee ballots in the Commonwealth of Virginia is nearly upon us.

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Streetcar Remains Big Sticking Point In Arlington County Election

Independent Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt continues to push for an alternative to the county's streetcar plan — something that promises to be a wedge issue on Election Day.

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Federal Workers' Pay Isn't Untouchable For Two Northern Virginia Candidates

Micah Edmond and Don Beyer both say they support the Simpson-Bowles federal budget plan, which would eventually hit federal workers and contractors in the pocketbook.

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