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Senate majority leader practices politics of personal destruction
Topic - Ron Phillips
The District's Republican Party says it will sue any sitting Democrat on the D.C. Council who opts to run as an independent for one of two at-large seats reserved for minority political parties, promising the latest spirited defense of the set-aside positions that have long been a source of discord among city politicians.
District of Columbia Republican leaders are looking for candidates to run for mayor and the D.C. Council, despite having no candidates on the ballot during last week's primary.
The end game. The first black U.S. president, Barack Obama, appointed the first black U.S. attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., who wanted another black, Ronald C. Machen Jr., to be the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
"She politely declined and said she thought she would do better as an independent," Mr. Phillips said.
"There's no division of ideology," he said of D.C. Democrats.