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Long Election Day Lines The Target Of Federal Legislation

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly and Sen. Mark Warner are proposing federal legislation to address the prohibitively long lines that snarled the commonwealth and other states on Election Day.

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Warner Polls Strongly Against Other Virginia Candidates For Governor

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner has not announced any intention to run for governor in the Commonwealth, but a Quinnipiac Poll shows he is strongly favored over the competition.

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The Politics Hour

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler (D) joins Kojo and Tom in the studio for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Democratic Victory In Virginia May Bode Well For GOP Candidates For Governor

Virginia's gubernatorial field for 2013 is still largely unresolved, but recent trends indicate that a Democratic presidential victory on Tuesday could lead to another Republican victory in Richmond.

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The Politics Hour

U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) and D.C. Council member-elect Davis Grosso (I- At-Large) join us in the studio.

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Gov. McDonnell Not Concerned About Polling Problems

Long lines snagged many polling locations in Virginia on Election Day, some lasting long after polls officially closed at 7 p.m., but the governor of the commonwealth says he won't rush to address the problem before a review.

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Analysis: Northern Virginia Demographics Spur Obama, Kaine Wins

The state of Virginia has switched from being a red state to a swing state. According to Shane Goldmacher of National Journal, it's the demographic changes in Northern Virginia that is raising the commonwealth's profile.

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GOP Doesn't Relinquish Any House Seats In Virginia

Virginia Democrats weren't able to pick up any House seats in yesterday's general election, even as they were celebrating victories in the presidential and U.S. Senate races.

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Democrats In Alexandria Celebrate City, State Wins

Democrats in Virginia scored a big win statewide last night, but Alexandria Democrats were also celebrating. Two Republican incumbents on the city council were unseated, while Democratic Mayor Bill Euille held his seat. 

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Kaine Wins Virginia Senate Seat; Victory Takes Allen Supporters By Surprise

Virginians elected Democrat Tim Kaine as its next U.S. Senator, despite former Gov. George Allen leading Kaine for much of election night. In a concession speech, Allen reached across the aisle to try and put the campaign behind them.

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