The Politics Hour

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Guest Host:

Bruce DePuyt
The Politics Hour

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Maryland lawmakers vote to end the death penalty in the Old Line State. D.C. mulls whether to require "large retailers" to pay higher wages. And social issues take the spotlight in Virginia's race for governor. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

Bruce DePuyt

Host of "NewsTalk," News Channel 8

Patrick Madden

Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News

Donna Edwards

Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MD, 4th Congressional District)

Charniele Herring

Chair, Virginia Democratic Party; Member, Virginia House of Delegates (D-Alexandria)

Politics Hour Video

Charniele Herring, Virginia delegate and chair of the state's Democratic Party, talks about how to make the state an attractive place for families and business leaders. She said she hopes the state avoids divisive social issues, such as same-sex marriage and reproductive rights, and instead focuses more on job creation and economic development. This is an election year in Virginia, with voters going to the polls to select a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and delegates. "I love Virginia, I love my state. But I agree sometimes it takes us a little bit longer to step up and realize that life and society has changed," said Virginia Del. Charniele Herring.

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