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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom chat with Deborah Hersman, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, and Jack Evans, longtime member of the D.C. Council and soon-to-be mayoral candidate.

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Fight For Democratic Lieutenant Governor Nod In Virginia Heats Up

Two candidates are vying to run as the Democratic contender for lieutenant governor, a seat that has taken on unusual importance in Virginia.

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Two Northern Virginians Face Off For Democratic Attorney General Nod

Democrats in Virginia will get to choose between two attorney general candidates in a primary next week — both from Northern Virginia.

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Virginia Court Strikes Down Ban On Out-Of-State Petition Circulators

A federal appeals court found that the commonwealth's law prohibiting non-residents from circulating nominating petitions for political candidates is unconstitutional.

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Cuccinelli's Opponents Want To Focus On Controversial Social Issues

Democrats and some Republicans are pointing to controversial positions taken by Virginia gubernatorial contender Ken Cuccinelli and his running mate on sensitive social issues.

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The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), fresh off an official launch of his mayoral campaign, joins Kojo and Tom in the studio.

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Virginia Gubernatorial Contenders Debate How Many Debates To Have

Five debates? How about 15? Republican contender Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe are going back and forth over how many times during the Virginia gubernatorial races they should, well, go back and forth with each other on the issues.

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Lieutenant Governor Candidate Steals Spotlight In Virginia Politics

In Virginia, voters are starting to learn more about the controversial Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

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Virginia Republican Candidate Criticized As Being Out Of Mainstream

E.W. Jackson's selection to serve as Virginia's Republican contender for the lieutenant governor seat has provoked fears that he is too extreme on social issues to be palatable to most voters.

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Terry McAuliffe Opens Up Narrow Lead In Virginia Gubernatorial Race

Democrat Terry McAuliffe is up 43-38 over Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, according to a new poll.

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