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Another Candidate Joins D.C. Attorney General Race

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There's another candidate in the race for D.C. Attorney General.

The D.C. Council tried to delay the election—in part because members feared no one would enter the race. That's not a problem in this contest.

The latest candidate is Lateefah Williams, a 37-year-old attorney who once worked as counsel to the state Senate delegation in Prince George's County. Williams is also a former president of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, a prominent gay political group here in D.C.

This fall, voters will elect an attorney general for the first time. The position had previously been appointed by the mayor.

The D.C. Council tried to delay the election but an effort led by Paul Zukerberg, another candidate for attorney general, persuaded a panel of federal judges to overturn that decision.

Besides Zukerberg and Williams, other candidates for attorney general include d Edward "Smitty"' Smith, a former federal lawyer. White-collar defense attorney Karl Racine is also considering a run.

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