The Politics Hour - Oct 25, 2013

The Politics Hour - Oct 25, 2013

Jolene Ivey, a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor of Maryland, and John Bell, a Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, join Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

A photo from a teenage drinking party trips up Maryland's attorney general. D.C. lawmakers debate decriminalizing marijuana. And Virginia's gubernatorial candidates meet for their final debate of the campaign. 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

Michael Pope

Northern Virginia reporter, WAMU; political reporter, Connection Newspapers; author, "Shotgun Justice: One Prosecutor's Crusade Against Crime and Corruption in Alexandria and Arlington"

John Bell

Democratic Candidate, Virginia House of Delegates (87th, District)

Jolene Ivey

Democratic Candidate, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland; Member, Maryland House of Delegates (D-47th District); Founder of Mocha Moms, a support group for stay-at-home mothers of color

Featured Clip

Maryland Del. Jolene Ivey, Doug Gansler's running mate on his gubernatorial ticket, responded to controversy that arose after a photo surfaced of Gansler at a underage drinking party. Ivey said constituents care more about issues like education and health care more than the "beach week" party. "The issues right now are -- certainly none of them are fun...I'm sure the other side is trying to throw dirt every time we're making progress," Ivey said.

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