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Topic - Frank Wilds
A major labor union has endorsed Kenyan McDuffie for the Ward 5 seat on the D.C. Council ahead of the special election next month. It's a boon that could help separate his candidacy from a crowded field despite recent evidence that organized support does not guarantee victory.
Sixteen candidates are competing to replace former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., who pleaded guilty in January to stealing more than $350,000 from the District and left Ward 5 without direct representation in city hall.
"I don't know how significant it will be," Mr. Wilds said before referring to the unsuccessful candidates in Wards 7 and 8. "Didn't they endorse Tom Brown? Did that bring victory? Didn't they endorse Jacque Patterson? Did that bring victory?"
"They want someone who is free, more independent," Mr. Wilds said.