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More than a year and a half after he became the District’s first elected attorney general, Karl Racine is still tight-lipped about his plans for the 2018 election.

In an appearance this afternoon on WAMU’s The Politics Hour, Racine demurred on whether he’ll challenge Mayor Muriel Bowser in 2018. At the same time, though, Racine wouldn’t commit to running for re-election as attorney general. 

“How I’m feeling right now is that it is an extraordinary privilege to serve this great District as its attorney general,” Racine said.

Ahead of Racine’s radio appearance, his office touted the interview in a press release, saying that Racine would weigh in on the brewing Department of General Services contracting shake-up involving City Administrator Rashad Young. But Racine proved equally cagey on the DGS story, using it only as an opportunity to plug his support for legislation that would ban campaign donors from receiving city contracts.