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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 »

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 »

Sunday, Apr 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Post Columnist Plays Race Card

Thies: Post Columnist Plays Race Card

In the closing days of a heated campaign, Colby King twisted Patrick Mara's words. King got caught and apologized. 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 »

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: Attack Reveals Hypocrisy in D.C. Council Election

Thies: Attack Reveals Hypocrisy in D.C. Council Election

Elissa Silverman's campaign for D.C. Council threw stones inside a glass house. 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, Aug 23, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Opinion: Trouble At-Large in D.C.

Opinion: Trouble At-Large in D.C.

What has been a boring election might now be unpredictable. 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.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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