The Politics Hour - May 9, 2014

The Politics Hour - May 9, 2014

Heather Mizeur, a Democratic candidate for governor of Maryland, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

Maryland's gubernatorial candidates lock horns in a televised debate. Primary candidates in Virginia slug it out for hotly contested congressional seats. And a D.C. lawmaker wants more "Scandal" in the nation's capital. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Guests

Tom Sherwood

Co-author "Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washington, D.C." (Simon & Schuster, 1994); Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

Heather Mizeur

Maryland House of Delegates (D-20th Dist); Maryland gubernatorial candidate; (former Member, Takoma Park Council, now represents Montgomery County)

Mary Cheh

Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 3); Chair, Committee on Transportation and the Environment

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Since Maryland decided to rebuild its failed online health insurance marketplace, some officials have called for the state to adopt the federal government's system instead.

But Maryland Del. Heather Mizeur (D-20th), one of three Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls, says she remains optimistic about the state's options moving forward in light of the issues that have become a focus of debates leading up to the June 24 Democratic primary.

"I have remained open minded," Mizeur said Friday on Kojo Nnamdi's weekly Politics Hour, "but it's probably more likely ... that the Connecticut model is a good option for us."

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