The Politics Hour - Dec. 13, 2013

The Politics Hour - Dec. 13, 2013

D.C. Council Member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about his decision to run for reelection.

A longtime D.C. Council member announces reelection plans. Delays to the Silver Line project prompt questions about when the Northern Virginia rail extension will finally open. And hiccups with Maryland's health exchange disrupt a leading candidate for governor. 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

Jim Graham

Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 1); Chairman, Committee on Human Services

Valerie Ervin

Member, Montgomery County Council (D)

Featured Clip

D.C. Council Member Jim Graham addressed claims that he's skirted responsibility for ethics concerns. Graham was reprimanded in February for his role in lottery contract scandal. He said if someone attempted to bribe him today, he would know what to do and would report it to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. "I regret that moment in time," he said.

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