It’s a clean sweep for Republicans in Virginia’s elections. In Maryland’s GOP, the former Governor is dusting off his old playbook considering another run. And in the District, a messy spat continues between lawmakers and the mayor. Kojo and Tom invite you to join our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of our region.


  • Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
  • Anthony O'Donnell Minority Leader (R-Calvert / St. Mary's); Maryland House of Delegates
  • Harry Thomas, Jr. D.C. Council member (D-Ward 5); Chairman of the Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation
  • Paul West Reporter, The Baltimore Sun

Politics Hour Extra###

Harry Thomas, Jr., D.C. Council member (D-Ward 5) discusses the ongoing controversy over the mayor’s contracting practices. Kojo asks Thomas if there’s a rationale for sidestepping administrative procedures in favor of expediency.

Anthony O’Donnell (R-Calvert/St Mary’s), Minority Leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, says that former Republican Gov. Robert J. Ehrlich is considering a 2010 run against incumbent Martin O’Malley in light of Tuesday’s Republican victories in Virginia and New Jersey.

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