Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Susan Swecker is in studio. And Aisha Braveboy, candidate for Prince George's State's Attorney, joins us.
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- Armando Trull Senior News Reporter, WAMU 88.5
- Adam Isacson Senior Associate, Regional Security Policy, Washington Office on Latin America
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