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Posted at 4:20 PM ET, 02/17/2011

A stumble by Sekou Biddle

By Aaron Morrissey

A few days after turning in his nominating petition for April's special election, interim D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle has made quite a political error, one which could prove costly as he campaigns to legislate a city in budgetary crisis.

On Tuesday, Biddle told Post reporter Tim Craig that, to solve a near-$600 million estimated budget gap, he'd not only want to raise income taxes on the wealthiest Washington residents, but wouldn't feel comfortable supporting any tax increase that didn't also affect Council members while lowering taxes elsewhere:

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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  | February 17, 2011; 4:20 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network  
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