Morning Read: Silverman Tried to Get Frumin to Exit At-Large Race

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D.C. Council candidate Elissa Silverman tried to get fellow Democratic candidate Matthew Frumin to drop out of the at-large council race in an attempt to reduce the number of candidates relying on support from the city’s majority-white neighborhoods, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Both campaigns confirmed these efforts to the Post.

A representative from Silverman’s campaign first met with Frumin earlier this month to try and convince him to drop out, and Silverman reached out to Frumin again via email last week asking him to get out.

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If he agreed, Silverman said she would help Frumin try to take the Ward 3 council seat from Mary Cheh next year.

Six candidates are vying for the at-large seat in tomorrow’s special election. Silverman’s efforts highlight the fact that low voter is expected, and the race could come down to a few hundred votes because the city’s majority Democratic voting base seems to be closely divided among the candidates.

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