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Posted at 4:56 PM ET, 01/26/2011

Where are the women in the at-large race?

By Aaron Morrissey

Earlier today, this tweet by Elissa Silverman of the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute got me to thinking: Why aren't more women running in the upcoming special election for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council?

The race is one of the most competitive in recent memory, drawing, at last count, 18 candidates. But as Silverman points out, only two of those candidates, Dorothy Douglas and Mary Eva Candon, are women -- and neither are considered a real threat to win the contest. (A third, Dottie Love Wade, had also declared candidacy, but has since withdrawn from of the race.)

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Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Aaron Morrissey  | January 26, 2011; 4:56 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network  
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