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EDITORIAL: Bongino for Congress

Democrats in Washington work hard to stoke the flames of resentment against “the rich.” Rep. John Delaney is the richest Democrat in Congress, and he’s locked in a surprisingly tight race in Maryland’s 6th District against Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, the Republican challenger.

D.C. Council members Muriel Bowser (left) and David A. Catania, and former council member Carol Schwartz, candidates for mayor of the District, took swipes at each other during a debate Wednesday. The three, each hoping to succeed Mayor Vincent C. Gray, will debate again Thursday, in advance of Saturday's start of early voting. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

EDITORIAL: For D.C. mayor, none of the above

Sitting out an election is not always an act of apathy or civic disengagement. Sometimes it can be the right choice, when the options are as unappetizing, as they are in the nation’s capital this year for voters charged with choosing a successor to Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

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Republican Ed Gillespie, left, and Sen. Mark Warner, right, laugh after a debate at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., Saturday, July 26, 2014.  (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

EDITORIAL: The two faces of Mark Warner

"Governor Warner wouldn't recognize Senator Warner today." That was the memorable line from the weekend debate between Virginia's Sen. Mark R. Warner, the Democratic senior senator, and his challenger in November, Ed Gillespie.