[Charles J. Moreland] is the second Democratic candidate running citywide this fall to acknowledge a failure to file tax returns. Earlier this month, the campaign of D.C. delegate nominee Eleanor Holmes Norton was rocked by the disclosure that Norton and her husband failed to file their local income taxes for the past seven years. Since then, Norton has paid the District $88,546 in back taxes, interest and penalties.
For example, the executive committee of the Ward 3 Democratic Party has voted 5 to 0, with two abstentions, to urge Norton to withdraw from the race and allow the party to select a different nominee in her place, party sources said yesterday. The recommendation, declaring Norton "unfit" for public office, will be considered by the full Ward 3 organization at a meeting this evening..
Donna Brazile, Norton's campaign manager, said Norton has "no intention of withdrawing from the race." She said Norton intends to have breakfast this morning with the Ward 3 Democratic leadership to discuss the matter.
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