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It’s officially “debate season” in the Washington region. Join Kojo and resident analyst for a special edition of the Politics Hour, featuring a forum with the Democratic candidates gunning for the Ward 1 seat on the D.C Council.
- Jim Graham D.C. Councilmember (D-Ward 1); Chairman, Committee on Public Works and Transportation
- Bryan Weaver Democratic Candidate, D.C. Council (Ward 1)
- Jeff Smith Democratic Candidate, D.C. Council (Ward 1)
- Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
Politics Hour Extra
D.C. councilmember Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) answers a caller’s question about a scandal involving Graham’s former chief of staff, Ted Loza, who was indicted last year on bribery charges. Graham is not a target of the ongoing investigation, but he has faced ongoing criticism stemming from the event:
Democratic candidate for D.C. council (Ward 1) Bryan Weaver argued that incumbent councilmember Jim Graham isn’t doing enough to curb crime in the area, especially around 17th and Euclid Streets:
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