Orange Was One of the Few Known Candidates: The only public poll of the campaign pretty much called it -- Orange could win, if only because he was the best-known candidate in an under-publicized race that ended up attracting fewer than 10 percent of registered voters. The late March Clarus poll put Orange ahead citywide 28 percent to 6 percent each for Biddle and Mara, with the margin only growing amongst black voters. Needless to say, having run citywide in 2006 and 2010 and having served two terms on the D.C. Council made Orange one of the few recognizable names on the ballot.

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