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LaRuby May (right) is one of several candidates to fill the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat left vacant by the death of Marion Barry. (may4ward8.com)

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Former Mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry, right, arrives with his son Christopher Barry, at a media availability to endorse Mayor Vincent Gray's bid for re-election, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Associated Press)

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District officers carry the casket of former Mayor Marion Barry up the steps of the John A. Wilson Building, Thursday to be greeted by Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson. Mr. Barry's remains were to lie in repose for 24 hours before a procession Friday to The Temple of Praise church. A viewing is scheduled Saturday at the convention center. (Associated Press)

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Christopher Barry and step mom Cora Masters Barry at a Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, service for the late Marion Barry. (Photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Mayor)

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Hillary Clinton and Marion Barry at a 1997 meeting of the Youth Leadership Institute, which the 4-term D.C. mayor founded in 1979 to provide youth leadership training in the city. (AP Photo/Brian K. Diggs)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People gather to photograph Oliver Johnson's painting of Marion Barry and musician Chuck Brown as people wait in line for Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Oliver Johnson holds his painting of Marion Barry and musician Chuck Brown as people wait in line for Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People leave with their frozen turkeys at Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People arrive to pick out their frozen turkeys that sit piled high on the ground at Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People arrive to pick out their frozen turkeys that sit piled high on the ground at Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)