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Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Marion Barry Ally Wins DC Election

Thies: Marion Barry Ally Wins DC Election

Marion Barry's longtime ally Anita Bonds won a seat on the D.C. Council. Now what? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Bonds Claims Victory in D.C. Council Special Election

Bonds Claims Victory in D.C. Council Special Election

D.C. Councilmember Anita Bonds claimed victory in the special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat Tuesday night, News4's Tom Sherwood reported. Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: D.C. Special Election Odds and Ends

Thies: D.C. Special Election Odds and Ends

Five months of campaigning and soon the grand finale: April 23 approaches. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: 7 Candidates Come Down to A or B in Special Election

Thies: 7 Candidates Come Down to A or B in Special Election

On April 23, District voters will elect an At-Large Councilmember. Seven candidates are on the ballot. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: 'Murky' Candidate in DC At-Large Campaign

Thies: 'Murky' Candidate in DC At-Large Campaign

Matthew Frumin wants to be a D.C. Councilmember. He also wants to keep his day job. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: At-Large Candidates Have Money to Spend

Thies: At-Large Candidates Have Money to Spend

Money won't decide the April 23 special election for At-Large D.C. Council, but there are tea leaves in the greenbacks. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: The District's Comeback Kid

Thies: The District's Comeback Kid

Two years ago Pat Mara may have been robbed of an election victory. Now he is running again. Read »

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Call Me a (Colorful) Cab

Sherwood's Notebook: Call Me a (Colorful) Cab

Proposed designs for D.C. taxis are getting some bad reviews. Read »

Monday, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

D.C. Dems Vote Anita Bonds to Council

D.C. Dems Vote Anita Bonds to Council

Anita Bonds won the D.C. Democratic Party vote Monday night to temporarily fill the at-large D.C. Council seat vacated by Phil Mendelson, who was elected chairman in November. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: D.C. Council Is Getting What It Deserves

Opinion: D.C. Council Is Getting What It Deserves

Marion Barry's influence on the Council may soon be one vote stronger. 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.
Domenico Montanaro
Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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 NBC News Political Director, host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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