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The old crew is getting back together! Former Mayor Anthony Williams, former D.C. Council Chairwoman Linda Cropp, former At-Large Councilmember Bill Lightfoot and former Ward 6 Councilmember Sharon Ambrose are headlining a fundraiser tomorrow for the D.C. Leadership Development Council, a new nonprofit whose aim is to “prepare ethical, knowledgeable candidates for local offices.”
Ambrose says the fundraiser, which will be held at high-profile defense attorney A. Scott Bolden‘s law office, is a chance to rub shoulders with former elected officials “who were dedicated, ethical public servants.” And she says giving to the D.C. LDC is a chance to “stop complaining” about the sorry state of D.C. government. (For good measure, she threw in the line about either being part of the problem or the solution.)
Rubbing shoulders with the political giants of old ain’t cheap. The fundraiser invitation says the minimum donation is $100, and “requested” contribution is $500.