The Politics Hour - Sept 20, 2013

The Politics Hour - Sept 20, 2013

D.C. mayoral candidate Tommy Wells joins Kojo and Tom, along with Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate for governor in Virginia.

A mass shooting rattles the region and the country. Maryland's governor feuds with his counterpart from Texas. And a chef at the center of the investigation of Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell accepts a plea deal in an embezzlement case. 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

Robert Sarvis

Libertarian Candidate, Governor of Virginia

Featured Clip

Tommy Wells, D.C. mayoral candidate and Ward 6 Council member, talked about the need for stronger gun control in the district after this week's Navy Yard shootings. Wells said the abundance and easy availability of guns is "the number one health crisis in our city." He noted that many of the guns used in D.C. crimes are purchased in neighboring Maryland and Virginia.

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