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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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Race To Replace Frank Wolf In Virginia Causes Lots Of Noise

In an election year where the Senate has gotten most of the attention so far, the race between Republican Barbara Comstock and Democrat John Foust in Virginia's 10th District stands out as a loud and contentious.

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Virginia's Senate Race Could Have Consequences For U.S. Energy Policy

While Virginia Sen. Mark Warner and challenger Ed Gillespie have fairly similar stances on issues like offshore drilling, analysts say the outcome of the race could have significant consequences for U.S. energy policy as a whole.

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Who Would Best Represent Minorities In Virginia's 8th District?

Virginia's 8th district is mostly white and mostly Democratic. But candidates Micah Edmond and Don Beyer are sparring over who would best represent the district's minority population.

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In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.

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The Politics Hour - Oct. 17, 2014

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

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The Politics Hour - Oct. 10, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Daniel Bongino, a Republican congressional candidate in Maryland, and Khalid Pitts, an independent seeking an at-large seat on the D.C Council.

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