Ms. Smith, who sat outside Turkey Thicket on Monday to promote Mr. Magnus, said she worked in printing for the D.C. government for nearly 30 years before an injury forced her out.
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"We understand what we need for D.C.," she said of Ward 5 seniors. "At one time, we were the powerhouse of all the wards. We've got to get back to where we were."