The Politics Hour

The Politics Hour

D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), fresh off an official launch of his mayoral campaign, joins Kojo and Tom in the studio.

Virginia Republicans set their official roster of candidates in this fall's races. Another D.C. Council member goes all in for next year's race for mayor. And Maryland opens a casino it hopes will breathe new life into the Western part of the state. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

Tom Sherwood

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

Tommy Wells

Democratic Mayoral Candidate, District of Columbia; Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 6); Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety

Jamin Raskin

Member, Maryland State Senate (D- Dist. 20 Montgomery County); and Professor of Law, American University's Washington College of Law

Michael Pope

Northern Virginia reporter, WAMU; political reporter, Connection Newspapers; Author, "Hidden History of Alexandria, D.C." (The History Press)

Video From Inside The Studio

Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Council member and D.C. mayoral candidate, said he's hoping to raise $1 million for his campaign, but that he won't accept anonymous contributions. "If there's not a name on the check...I don't want that donation," he said. Wells said he thinks D.C. citizens will donate to his campaign because they agree with his agenda to "clean up politics in D.C., to clean up the pay-to-play that's currently going on in our government." He added that while money can garner influence, it can't buy a legislative seat.

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