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Mayor Anthony A. Williams may have hobnobbed with the likes of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott at the Republican National Convention, but that didn’t keep him from making the Democratic Leadership Council’s “100 to Watch” list in the new issue of its magazine, the New Democrat. Asked to name his proudest accomplishment, the rising star in the Democratic party rested on his laurels: “Gaining the confidence of the citizens of the District of Columbia to elect and join me in rebuilding and revitalizing the city.” —Garance Franke-Ruta

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