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Analysis: Ed Gillespie And Lobbyists In Senate Politics

Former RNC Chair Ed Gillespie is expected to challenge incumbent Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) in this year's midterm election. The National Journal's Alex Roarty discusses the prospects of a former lobbyist in this political climate.

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Republican Split May Give Democrats Control Of Virginia Senate

Control of the Virginia state Senate is still up for grabs pending the results of a special election next week, but even if Democrats win, they'll need to reach across the aisle to get things done.

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At Inauguration, McAuliffe Offers Olive Branch To Virginia Republicans

Terry McAuliffe is a life-long Democrat and pitchman for Democratic causes, but at his inauguration as Virginia's governor, he pledged to work more closely with Republicans on issues big and small.
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The Politics Hour - Jan. 10, 2014

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

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The Politics Hour - Jan. 3, 2014

D.C. Democratic mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser and U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

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Virginia Turns Attention To Special Election That Will Decide Who Controls State Senate

In Virginia, Democrats and Republicans are focusing their attention on Loudoun County, where a special election for the state Senate this month may have drastic consequences.
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Virginia Attorney General-Elect Herring Names Cynthia Hudson As Chief Deputy

Virginia Attorney General-elect Mark Herring says Hampton city attorney Cynthia Hudson will serve as his chief deputy once he takes office on Jan. 11.
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Special Election In Loudoun County Could Help Decide Who Controls Virginia Senate

Voters in Loudoun County are about to go back to the polls to select a replacement for state Senator Mark Herring, who was elected attorney general.
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McAuliffe Makes Two More Appointments To Cabinet, Including McDonnell Holdover

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe is reappointing the state secretary of agriculture and forestry and appointing a new a new natural resources chief.
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Obenshain Concedes Va. Attorney General's Election To Herring

Republican Mark Obenshain has conceded the race for Virginia attorney general, even as a recount continues in the commonwealth.

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