This is a Democratic town: There are no Republican members of the D.C. Council, the GOP is only running candidates for two seats in this fall’s election, and the city’s 30,000 registered Republicans sounds like a lot, until you realize that’s only 6 percent of all voters.
But the District, like every state and territory in the union, still sent a GOP group off to Tampa this week to nominate Mitt Romney to take on President Barack Obama in November. Here’s a look at the delegates representing their fellow Republicans at the convention.
Number of D.C. delegates on D.C. State Board of Education: 1, Pat Mara
$350,000: Amount given by delegate Robert Pence to the Restore Our Future SuperPAC supporting Romney
Countries where D.C. delegates or their spouses have been U.S. ambassadors: Burundi, Uganda, The Vatican (Delegate Margaret Melady’s husband Thomas Melady; Margaret Melady is also a former president of the American University of Rome); Belgium (Delegate Tom Korologos)
Delegates by which the Puerto Rico delegation outnumbers D.C.’s: 4
Number of D.C. delegates working for Romney’s 2012 campaign: 3 (senior advisor Kevin Madden, lawyer Ben Ginsberg, communications advisor Ted Newton)
Number of D.C. delegates who worked for Romney’s 2008 campaign: 4 (Madden, Ginsberg, Newton, and former spokesman Craig Stevens)
Photo by Joeff Davis