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At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange will soon have another challenger in the 2016 at-large race. Robert White, who ran an unsuccessful at-large campaign last year, plans to officially enter the race sometime next month, a campaign worker speaking on background tells LL.

White, a former staffer for Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, entered last year’s race for the at-large seat reserved for non-Democrats early. But his head start wasn’t enough to win him the seat, which went to Elissa Silverman instead. White came in third for the seat with 6.3 percent of votes cast.

For the 2014 race, White switched his party registration from Democrat to Independent to run for the set-aside seat. This time, though, he’ll do the reverse, party-hopping again to compete with Orange and fellow challenger David Garber for the Democratic nomination in June’s primary.

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