Calls for D.C. Council’s Thomas to quit rise after payback pact

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Mr. Thomas is not up for re-election until 2014. He won re-election in 2010 with roughly 62 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary and 84 percent in November’s general election.

If he resigns, a special election would take place within months. Under D.C. law, ward voters would go to the polls on the first Tuesday after more than 114 days from when the vacancy occurs.

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