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Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Wells Files Papers to Begin Exploratory Committee

Washington’s next mayoral election is officially more than a year away, but the race got under way Monday with papers filed by Ward 6 D.C. Council member Tommy Wells. Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Report: D.C. Officials Consult Crisis Expert

Report: D.C. Officials Consult Crisis Expert

The same crisis-management expert who advised Monica Lewinsky and inspired the TV drama "Scandal" may play a role in the D.C. mayoral investigation saga. Read »

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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By Ben Nuckols

Gray Proposes Campaign Finance Reforms

Gray Proposes Campaign Finance Reforms

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is proposing a broad package of campaign finance reforms, including a ban on contributions by government contractors or those seeking large contracts. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Opinion: The Race Is On

Opinion: The Race Is On

Less than 18 months into Mayor Vincent Gray’s term in office, the race is on to succeed him. Read »

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM

2nd Gray Campaign Aide Faces Charges

A second ex-campaign aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is facing federal charges relating to money given to another candidate. Read »

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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By Tom Sherwood

Mayor Gray Campaign Worker Charged

The first criminal charges in the federal U.S. Attorney investigation of Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign for D.C. mayor have been filed. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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By Perry Stein

AM Read: McAuliffe for Va. Gov.? Not Just Yet

AM Read: McAuliffe for Va. Gov.? Not Just Yet

Former Democratic Party Chair Terry McAuliffe said he won't run for governor until Obama wins re-election and Democrat Tim Kaine wins his Virginia Senate race. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Politics in D.C. Must Evolve

Thies: Politics in D.C. Must Evolve

District residents are saddled with a system of elections and governance that has gone largely unchanged for nearly 40 years. Read »

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Gray's Proposed Budget: No New Taxes

Gray's Proposed Budget: No New Taxes

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray released his 2013 budget proposal Friday, saying that no new taxes or fees will be added to close an anticipated $172.1 million gap. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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By Jim Iovino

D.C. Recall Notice Filed Against Gray, Brown

D.C. Recall Notice Filed Against Gray, Brown

A disgruntled supporter of former mayor Adrian Fenty on Wednesday initiated recall proceedings against current Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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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.
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