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DC mayoral candidate Bowser visits polling places

Tuesday - 4/23/2013, 6:40pm  ET

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- While District of Columbia voters are choosing candidates to fill an open seat on the D.C. Council, at least one local politician is thinking about an election a year from now.

Councilmember Muriel Bowser visited polling places around the city during Tuesday's special election as part of her campaign for mayor. She was accompanied by about a dozen supporters wearing green "Muriel" baseball caps.

Bowser is the only declared candidate for next year's Democratic primary, which will be held on April 1, 2014. Mayor Vincent Gray hasn't said whether he's seeking re-election. Councilmembers Tommy Wells and Jack Evans are considering running.

Bowser says she's introduced herself to some voters but that many already know she's running. She says "people are excited about the opportunity to vote for a new mayor."

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