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Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Ruling on Corporate Spending in Elections

PM Read: Ruling on Corporate Spending in Elections

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Montana's century-old ban on corporate political contributions does not necessarily mean to the end to D.C.'s efforts to ban corporate political spending in campaigns. Read »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: MGM Likely to Run Proposed Prince George's Casino

PM Read: MGM Likely to Run Proposed Prince George's Casino

One of the world’s biggest gaming companies, MGM, is in the late stages of negotiations to operate the proposed casino along the Potomac River in Prince George's County, according to The Washington Post. Read »

Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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By Evan Pioch

Obama Still Leads Romney in Latest Virginia Poll

Obama Still Leads Romney in Latest Virginia Poll

President Barack Obama still leads GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the latest Quinnipiac poll in Virginia -- the first since the Massachusetts governor clinched the Republican nomination in late May. Read »

Monday, Jun 4, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Obama Outraises Romney in Va. in April

PM Read: Obama Outraises Romney in Va. in April

Obama outraised Mitt Romney in April among itemized donations of $200 or more from Virginia donors. Read »

Monday, Jun 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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By Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, Brooke Brower

New Obama TV Ad in Virginia

New Obama TV Ad in Virginia

The Obama campaign released a brand-new TV ad Monday in Virginia hitting Mitt Romney and his economic stewardship in Massachusetts. Read »

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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By Domenico Montanaro

Obama Edges Romney in Va. Poll

Obama Edges Romney in Va. Poll

Fueled by women and independents, President Barack Obama holds a four-point lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia, according to the latest NBC News-Marist poll. Read »

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Do Virginians Care About the Silver Line?

PM Read: Do Virginians Care About the Silver Line?

A statewide Washington Post poll found that people in Virginia don't find the Metro extension to Dulles International Airport to be important, but that residents in Northern Virginia do. Read »

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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By Chuck Todd, Domenico Montanaro, Natalie Cucchiara, Brooke Brower

Swing State Virginia Swings Toward Obama

Swing State Virginia Swings Toward Obama

With Mitt Romney in Virginia Thursday, the Washington Post is out with a new poll in Virginia, where President Barack Obama leads 51%-44% over Romney. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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By Perry Stein

PM Read: Va. May Decide Next President

PM Read: Va. May Decide Next President

At a rally in Portsmouth Thursday, Mitt Romney emphasized just how important Virginia will be for him to win the presidency. Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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By Garrett Haake

Romney Pivots To Economy at Virginia Event

Romney Pivots To Economy at Virginia Event

Mitt Romney makes a campaign appearance in Chantilly. 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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