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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 NBC Washington

D.C. Candidates Face Latest Fundraising Deadline

D.C. Candidates Face Latest Fundraising Deadline

Mayor Vincent Gray brought in the most money during the last fundraising period, which was his first since entering the race in December. Read »

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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By Erica Jones

Mayor Gray Vetoes "Walmart Bill"

Mayor Gray Vetoes

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed a bill that would have required Walmart and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour. Read »

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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By Mila Mimica

Wage Bill Affecting Walmart Goes to D.C. Mayor

Wage Bill Affecting Walmart Goes to D.C. Mayor

A bill requiring Walmart and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour has been sent to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, about seven weeks after it was... Read »

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Sherwood's Notebook: Scandal Coming Into Focus

Summer is winding down, and city scandal is heating up. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Poll Finds Candidates for Mayor Are Mundane

Thies: Poll Finds Candidates for Mayor Are Mundane

The current crop of contenders is not inspiring voters. 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 »

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Sherwood's Notebook: The Race Is On

Sherwood's Notebook: The Race Is On

Fourteen months ahead of the Democratic primary, the race for D.C. mayor begins. 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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