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DC could see Republican mayoral candidate

Monday - 4/7/2014, 12:10pm  ET

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- There may be a Republican candidate for mayor in the District of Columbia.

There were no GOP candidates in last week's primary. But D.C. Republican Party Chairman Ron Phillips says that according to city law, a candidate can run in the general election to fill the vacancy on the ballot.

Phillips says it's more attractive to potential candidates to run in just the general election rather than having to spend a year campaigning. He says the party is considering possible candidates, although he says it's too soon to say who.

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser won last week's Democratic primary, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray. That makes her the favorite to prevail in November in the overwhelmingly Democratic city, but she faces a legitimate challenger in Councilmember David Catania, an independent.

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