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Nadeau launches early bid for D.C. Council

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 9:10am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - A first-time candidate for D.C. Council is making an early entry into the 2014 race.

Brianne Nadeau is running for the Ward 1 seat currently occupied by Councilmember Jim Graham. She would challenge Graham in the spring 2014 Democratic primary if Graham decides to run for a 5th term.

Nadeau says she's already raised $35,000 and is launching her campaign now because she's serious about winning. She says the ward needs new leadership. The public-relations consultant and former neighborhood commissioner will formally announce her candidacy on Wednesday.

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