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Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:28 PM

Gillespie, Northam Spar Over Taxes, Trump, Monuments

In what was a very civil debate on News4 Tuesday evening, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam turned and challenged Ed Gillespie a couple of times and Gillespie was able to speak about several of his 17 policy points. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 7:04 PM
Virginia Governor Candidates Need to Get Voters to the Polls

Virginia Governor Candidates Need to Get Voters to the Polls

Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey, a panelist for the Virginia governor's debate, explains what the candidates need to accomplish. Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:34 PM
'Pivotal Moment' in Virginia Governor's Campaign

'Pivotal Moment' in Virginia Governor's Campaign

News4's Aaron Gilchrist, who is a panelist for Tuesday's debate and has covered Virginia politics for a long time, previews the governor's debate. Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM
What Millennial Voters Think About the Virginia Governor's Race

What Millennial Voters Think About the Virginia Governor's Race

Northern Virginia Bureau Reporter David Culver spoke to millenial voters about the Virginia governor's race. Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:23 PM
Chuck Todd Previews Virginia Gubernatorial Debate

Chuck Todd Previews Virginia Gubernatorial Debate

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd previews the Virginia gubernatorial debate he is moderating Tuesday evening. Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:22 PM
What's at Stake in Virginia Gubernatorial Debate

What's at Stake in Virginia Gubernatorial Debate

NBC News Senior Political Editor Mark Murray explains what's at stake the candidates in the Virginia gubernatorial debate. Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 1:28 PM
Why The Va. Governor’s Race Is High-Stakes for Dems, GOP

Why The Va. Governor’s Race Is High-Stakes for Dems, GOP

Mark Murray, the senior political editor for NBC News, explains the high stakes of the Virginia governor race. Watch the debate at 7 tonight on NBC4. Watch »

Monday, Sep 18, 2017 at 3:01 PM

New Candidate Announced Run for Md. Governor

New Candidate Announced Run for Md. Governor

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz entered Maryland's crowded Democratic primary for governor on Monday. Read »

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Clinton Book Tour to Start in DC; Tickets on Offer for $900

Clinton Book Tour to Start in DC; Tickets on Offer for $900

Hillary Clinton will speak about her new campaign memoir "What Happened" in Washington, D.C. on Monday -- and tickets for her sold-out appearance are available online for 12 times their original value. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Delaney Taps Lierman as Presidential Campaign Co Chair

 Delaney Taps Lierman as Presidential Campaign Co Chair

Maryland Rep. John Delaney, who announced in July he is running for president in 2020, has named a campaign co-chair. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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