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Catania On D.C. Mayoral Race: 'I Know I'll Win'

Council member David Catania (I-At Large) will face Democratic contender Muriel Bowser in the November general election.
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Council member David Catania (I-At Large) will face Democratic contender Muriel Bowser in the November general election.

Conventional wisdom dictates that David Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.

But Catania doesn't see it that way. He says he's never considered himself an underdog, including in the matchup with Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser. In an interview Wednesday with Associated Press reporters and editors, he said that if he works hard to communicate his message, "I know I'll win.''

Catania says he doesn't expect his sexual orientation to be much of a factor among voters. But he acknowledges that a gay mayor in the nation's capital would be an important symbol as people continue to fight discrimination.

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These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.
NPR

These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.
NPR

These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.
NPR

Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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