The Politics Hour - March 14, 2014

The Politics Hour - March 14, 2014

D.C. mayoral candidate and Council Member David Catania and Virginia Del. David Albo (R-Springfield) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

Federal prosecutors push a massive corruption case in the District that implicates the mayor in campaign crimes. Virginia's legislature officially heads into overtime. And a federal inspector is enlisted to review Maryland's troubled online health exchange. 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

David Catania

Member, D.C. Council (I-At Large), Chairman, Committee on Education

David Albo

Member, Virginia House of Delegates (R-Springfield)

David Catania On Launching His Mayoral Race

D.C. Council member David Catania threw his hat into the mayoral race this week. The announcement came two days after federal prosecutors said D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray knew that his 2010 campaign received illegal donations. Kojo asked Catania how he responded to critics who say Catania is an opportunist because of the timing of his election bid. "I'd like to believe I had some degree of clairvoyance...this was simply a coincidence," Catania said.

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