It’s August in an odd-numbered year in the District -- quite the dry time, politically speaking. The D.C. Council is on recess, the mayor is taking trips and hitting the ribbon-cutting circuit, and there’s generally a political malaise hanging in the haze. But this summer is different -- with next year’s Democratic primaries now being held in April instead of the traditional September, races for seats are already heating up.


(Linda Davidson/THE WASHINGTON POST)

That said, could it be possible that the most fiery race could take place in Ward 8?

[Continue reading Aaron Morrissey’s post at DCist.com.]

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