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Carol Schwartz enters DC mayor's race

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WASHINGTON - Former D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz announced Monday that she is entering D.C.'s mayoral race as an Independent. 

Schwartz said in a lengthy statement that she has been watching from the sidelines for the past five years, and has become concerned about what is happening in the city's present, and what is ahead for the future.

"I have become more and more troubled as many of our longtime fellow residents are being left behind or pushed out," her statement reads.  "In fact, our glorious diversity is being threatened."

Schwartz served on the D.C. Council from 1985 to 1989, and from 1997 to 2008.  She ran for mayor previously in 1986, 1994, 1998 and 2002.  She was previously a registered Republican, but switched her registration to Independent late last year.

"When I switched last year, I had not decided to run for office.  But now that I am running, I am glad that I did so earlier, because I can say to the Democrats who have supported me even when I was a Republican, and those who have wanted to support me, that at least now I am meeting you halfway," Schwartz said in the statement. 

Click here to read Schwartz's full statement

Schwartz also now has a campaign website, carolfordc.com. 

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