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Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Feb. 20 Sentencing Set for Former Va. First Lady

Feb. 20 Sentencing Set for Former Va. First Lady

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20. Read »

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM
Candidates Discuss Ebola in Midterm Elections

Candidates Discuss Ebola in Midterm Elections

NBC's political writer Carrie Dann discusses which party is talking more about Ebola and how it may or may not be helping them. Watch »

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Decision 2014: What to Know About D.C.'s Mayoral Race

Playing catch-up when it comes to this fall's D.C. election? Start here.

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Gilmore's PAC Spends $86,000 Helping Gillespie

Gilmore's PAC Spends $86,000 Helping Gillespie

Newly filed campaign finance reports show former Gov. Jim Gilmore's super PAC is paying $86,000 for TV and radio ads in support of Senate candidate Ed Gillespie. Read »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Ex-Campaign Treasurer for Michael A. Brown Pleads Guilty

Ex-Campaign Treasurer for Michael A. Brown Pleads Guilty

A former campaign treasurer pleaded guilty Thursday to income tax evasion and violations of campaign finance laws, according to a press release. Read »

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM
Midterm Elections Will Cost $4 Billion

Midterm Elections Will Cost $4 Billion

NBC Political Writer Carrie Dann explains how the 2014 midterm elections will be the most expensive in U.S. history. Watch »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 12:44 PM

More Early Voting Sites to Open in D.C. Saturday

More Early Voting Sites to Open in D.C. Saturday

Eight additional early voting locations will open for District of Columbia residents on Saturday. Read »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Early Voting Begins in Maryland

Early Voting Begins in Maryland

Registered voters can cast ballots in person before election day in Maryland during 10 days of early voting. Read »

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 6:11 PM

3 Applications for Concealed Carry on First Day in D.C.

3 Applications for Concealed Carry on First Day in D.C.

Residents and non-residents of Washington, D.C. can apply to carry a concealed handgun for the first time Thursday. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 at 9:37 AM

D.C. Mayor Gray Calls Flag Mistake 'Complete Fiasco'

D.C. Mayor Gray Calls Flag Mistake 'Complete Fiasco'

Mayor Vincent Gray says an upside-down District of Columbia flag printed on the cover of the city's voter guide was a "complete fiasco'' and tests his confidence in the elections board. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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