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A former Democrat with a national profile is recreating himself as a Republican in Virginia. District politicos are jockeying for position in anticipation of the next mayoral election. And Marylanders are bracing for the grand opening of the state's largest slots facility. Join our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
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D.C. Council member Jack Evans on The Politics Hour
Democratic council member Jack Evans discussed business development in Ward 2, a potential mayoral bid and the Vincent Gray administration's corruption scandal.
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He said tax revenues have "literally doubled" because of the economic development. He said the city now earns $3 billion in property sales and income taxes from downtown businesses. "We have rebuilt downtown into the most exciting downtown in America," Evans said.
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Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans talked about the possibility of a future mayoral campaign. Evans lost a D.C. mayoral bid in 1998. "I have made no secret that I would love to be mayor of the District of Columbia, and if that opportunity ever presents itself to run for it I would definitely take it," Evans said.