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To dream the impossible dream: D.C. officials file bill, petition for statehood
Mar 1, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Like Don Quixote, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, the city's nonvoting representative in Congress, was dreaming the impossible dream Wednesday when she introduced a bill to make the District the 51st state.

Norton, whose bill drew 116 co-sponsors - all fellow Democrats - acknowledged the obvious before a bank of television cameras, activists and city boosters.

"To be honest with you, we are not attempting to get Republicans on board now," she said. "They have a party line view on st

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