The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood talk with the candidates scrapping for the nomination in the Ward 5 race for the D.C. Council.

The votes stream in early in D.C.'s race for mayor. Local contests turn ugly in the fight for the Maryland State House. And Virginia politicians turn their focus on the governor's plan to privatize the commonwealth's liquor business. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.


Tom Sherwood

Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

Delano Hunter

Candidate, D.C. Council (D-Ward 5)

Kenyan McDuffie

Candidate, D.C. Council (D-Ward 5)

Harry Thomas, Jr.

D.C. Council member (D-Ward 5); Chairman of the Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation; Candidate for Re-Election

Tracey Turner

Democratic Candidate, D.C. Council (Ward 5)

Politics Hour Extra

The candidates for Ward 5's D.C. Council seat discuss their positions on same-sex marriage, with all the candidates except Delano Hunter voicing support for the measure. The Washington Post endorsed Mr. Hunter last week:

D.C. Council candidate Tracey Turner (D-Ward 5) talks about the factors that prompted him to run in this year's election, touching on crime and what he described as incumbent Council member Harry Thomas's unresponsiveness to his concerns:

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