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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

Bowser Extends Money Lead Over D.C. Mayoral Rivals

Bowser Extends Money Lead Over D.C. Mayoral Rivals

Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee in the D.C. mayor's race, has more than $1 million to spend between now and November. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor’s Race…?

Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray talks and acts like he wants to run again, but it’s publicly unclear at this point if he will run or if he’ll be a factor. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Race and the Race for D.C. Mayor

Thies: Race and the Race for D.C. Mayor

Just in time for summer: The 2014 election is heating up. Read »

Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Cannonball Issue

News4 poses a tough question to three candidates for mayor: Would they bring back the cannonball to open the summer swimming season? Read »

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Is Muriel Bowser Unbeatable?

Thies: Is Muriel Bowser Unbeatable?

Following in Adrian Fenty's footsteps is not good enough. Bowser must avoid his missteps, too. Read »

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Tea Leaves Say Gray Runs in 2014

Thies: Tea Leaves Say Gray Runs in 2014

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray is sounding like a candidate seeking reelection. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Tommy Wells for DC Mayor?

Tommy Wells for DC Mayor?

D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is considering a possible run for mayor. Read »

Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Top Ten 2012 D.C. Political Stories

Top Ten 2012 D.C. Political Stories

Politics in the District during 2012 were action-packed. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 6:40 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Gray's Critics Need a History Lesson

Opinion: Gray's Critics Need a History Lesson

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams suffered a devastating campaign scandal, but Council members and pundits did not call on him to resign. Gray's critics need a history lesson. Read »

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Vince Gray Should Stay

Opinion: Vince Gray Should Stay

Critics and enemies of D.C. Mayor Vince Gray need to calm down. 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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