Best City Hall Guessing Game

The 2018 Mayoral Race Field
City hall can be a snooze these days. Most of the classic rascals have either died or been voted out of office, and no one has gone to prison for years. What’s a budget spat to a federal indictment? But Wilson Building wags have something new to gab about: the 2018 mayoral race. There’s a strong list of potential contenders to Muriel Bowser, including Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie and Attorney General Karl Racine. For now, waiting out Bowser’s second term looks like the easiest choice for ambitious pols who can afford to sit tight. But lots of one-term mayors, from Vince Gray to Bowser mentor Adrian Fenty, looked unbeatable until they weren’t.