The Politics Hour - Nov. 8, 2013

The Politics Hour - Nov. 8, 2013

Tom Sherwood and Kojo make sense of the results of this week's elections in Virginia and look ahead to big races looming in D.C. and Maryland next year.

Democrats take back the governor's mansion in Virginia, and the spotlight shifts to Maryland's gubernatorial contest in 2014. Plus, D.C.'s taxi drivers sue over requirements for credit card readers and rooftop lights. 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

Charniele Herring

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

Andy Shallal

Owner of Busboys and Poets, Iraqi American, peace activist, artist, and co-founder of The Peace Cafe.

Featured Clip

Andy Shallal said he is not officially a candidate for D.C. mayor, but plans to pick up the petitions required to run for mayor today. The Busboys and Poets owner said he will formally launch his campaign Tuesday at Ben's Chili Bowl. Calling himself the "possible candidate-to-be," Shallal explained why he's running for mayor and what he thinks he can accomplish.

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