- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic mayoral nominee in the District of Columbia says her closest challenger isn’t suitable for the office because of his temperament and his former employment with a city contractor.

D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser went on the attack against independent D.C. Councilmember David Catania in a debate Wednesday hosted by The Washington Post and WRC-TV.

Bowser said Catania is known for “belittling staff, belittling the public,” and she said that reflects poor judgment rather than leadership. Catania said he ruffles feathers because he goes after entrenched interests.

Bowser also said Catania’s former job with city contractor M.C. Dean gave the appearance of “pay to play.” Catania said he recused himself from all votes involving his former employer and that his work gave him valuable private-sector experience that Bowser lacks.


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