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Virginia Democrats Seek To Chip Away At Republican Majority In House of Delegates

Thirteen first-time Democratic candidates said yesterday that they hoped to unseat Northern Virginia Republicans as part of a plan to get closer to a majority in the House of Delegates.

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Northam, Herring Emerge Victorious in Low-Turnout Virginia Democratic Primary

State Senator Ralph Northam will be the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor and state Senator Mark Herring will represent the party in the race for Virginia's attorney general.

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Virginia Democrats Prepare To Choose Candidate For Lieutenant Governor

Whomever Virginia Democrats choose tomorrow to be their candidate for lieutenant governor will face off against Republican E.W. Jackson and possibly run for governor in 2017.

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A Look At Democratic Candidates For Virginia Attorney General

The Democratic nod for governor this year may already be in the books, but a primary in just two days will decide the party's candidate for attorney general this year.

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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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