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How long should a long-shot candidate lay low after losing a mayoral bid? For David Catania, the answer turns out to be roughly four months. After finishing the mayoral general election nearly 20 percentage points behind Muriel Bowser last November, Catania has returned to his old law firm.

Catania ditched an easy re-election to his at-large D.C. Council seat last year to run for mayor. Now that he lost, he’s back at Greenberg Traurig, the firm he worked for before launching his mayoral bid.

Catania’s previous jobs at Greenberg Traurig and earlier job at city contractor M.C. Dean earned him attacks from Bowser supporters. But it’s all paying off for Catania now that he’s rejoined the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s health division.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery