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The D.C. Council may have inadvertently created a rival power base when they established an elected attorney general, but for now, they still try to have a say about who gets the position.  Two councilmembers made their picks this week, endorsing rival candidates competing for the District’s top law job.

Outgoing Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells wants his supporters to vote for Paul Zukerberg. Tweeting yesterday, Wells praised Zukerberg’s legal battle to keep the election in 2014 and his work on marijuana—-which Wells helped continue at the Council by passing decriminalization legislation.

Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans didn’t want the attorney general election to happen this year, but he’s found a candidate he likes anyway. In a campaign press release today, Evans backs Karl Racine, praising part Racine’s experience as managing partner at white-shoe law firm Venable.

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