Archive for the ‘Michael A. Brown’ Category

So Much For ‘Self-Determination,’ Council Ices Statehood Committee

It still has a website–but it seems that D.C. Council's Special Committee on Statehood and Self-Determination is no longer.
Doxie McCoy, communications director for Council Chairman Vincent Gray, emailed this week in response to City Paper's cover story, "How the Gun Lobby Shot Down D.C.'s Congressional Vote," to point out that Councilmember Michael A. Brown no [...]

D.C. GOP Goes to Court Over Michael Brown’s Party Status

Local Republicans asked a court this morning to declare At-Large Councilmember-Elect Michael A. Brown ineligible to take office.
The petition to the D.C. Court of Appeals follows a decision by the Board of Elections and Ethics last Monday to certify Brown's victory. The D.C Republican Committee had sent a letter to the board asking that Brown's [...]

GOP Claims Michael Brown Ineligible to Claim Council Seat

D.C. Republicans have submitted a letter this afternoon to the Board of Elections and Ethics demanding that Michael A. Brown be ruled ineligible to claim the at-large council seat he won on Nov. 4.
The argument [PDF] rests on the language of the District's Home Rule Charter, which states that no more than two of [...]

D.C. Election Results

Preliminary stuff: This report is based on 20 of 143 precincts.
D.C. At-Large Race:
Kwame Brown: 46.7 percent
Michael A. Brown: 19.4 percent
Patrick Mara: 12.6 percent
Write-ins: 10.6 percent
Mark Long: 3.5 percent
David Schwartzman: 5.2 percent
Dee Hunter: 2.1 percent
On the late results: Mary Cheh, Ward 3 councilmember and general oversight hawk, slammed the D.C. Board of Elections and [...]

Carol Strong at Ward 4 Precinct

Loose Lips, reporting from the field, says Carol campaign has two people on duty at St. Johns College High School in Ward 4. Competitor Michael A. Brown is also strong in this voter-rich area, with two people working the site, both of them wearing purple SEIU T-shirts. Union endorsements working for Brown!

Robocall Michael A. Brown

Brilliant, Mike Licht, brilliant.
The blogger over at Notions Capital has a plan to pay at-large council candidate Michael A. Brown back for his incessant phone calls over the past few months:
Call him back . . .
Campaign Office: 202-629-4240
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP: 202-478-7383
Fax him . . .
or email him . . .
with a [...]

Alexander Flips, Will Endorse Michael Brown

On Tuesday, Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander told LL that despite the lobbying of colleagues Marion Barry and Harry Thomas Jr., she wouldn't cross Carol Schwartz by supporting prime challenger Michael A. Brown.
She apparently gave in. Alexander says she plans to join Barry and Thomas tomorrow for a 10:30 a.m. press conference endorsing Brown.
LL heard [...]

Hunter Takes Aim at Michael Brown

If there's anyone in town who dislikes at-large council candidate Michael A. Brown more than Adrian Fenty, it's fellow candidate Dee Hunter.
Today Hunter hit local airwaves with radio ads taking aim at Brown, the perceived front-runner. The ad [MP3] was heard this morning on at least one local radio station, Praise 104.1, countering ads Brown [...]

Marion Barry to Endorse Michael Brown

Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry will endorse Michael A. Brown for an at-large council seat today, sources tell LL. The announcement is scheduled to come in a joint press conference with Harry Thomas Jr. (who told the Post his endorsement decision this morning) tentatively scheduled for 2 p.m., location TBA.
Barry's pick would be an unsurprising [...]

LL Grades the At-Large Candidates!

Last night, seven at-large candidates traipsed down to John Tyler Elementary on Capitol Hill for the race's first candidate forum of the general election—and most of them arrived on time. The debate, hosted by the Ward 6 Democrats and moderated by WTOP's Mark Segraves and WRC-TV's Tom Sherwood, pitted all comers against each other—Democratic incumbent [...]

More on Clampitt’s Exit

LL has obtained a copy of the press release to be issued after At-Large Candidate Adam Clampitt announces that he's shuttering his campaign today and endorsing Michael A. Brown.
Clampitt is billing it as a "veritable merger of the former rival campaigns," with three members of Clampitt's staff now working for Brown, including campaign manager [...]

Clampitt to Bow Out, Back Brown

At-large council candidate Adam Clampitt issued a media advisory this morning for a "joint news conference" with fellow challenger Michael A. Brown on Monday to announce a "major development" in their campaign against incumbent Carol Schwartz.
Sources tell LL that Clampitt will announce that he his is ending his campaign and endorsing Brown. [...]

Brown Officially Enters At-Large Race

Michael A. Brown is filing his papers today to officially enter the race for an at-large D.C. Council seat as an independent. He'll be facing longtime incumbent Carol Schwartz, as well as motivated challengers Adam Clampitt and Dee Hunter, in November for the non-Democratic slot.
Brown, son of legendary Democratic honcho Ron Brown and veteran of [...]

Weekend in Review (WIR)

Weekend marked an end to a mid-winter Sunday slump for the Washington Post. Readable articles this time included:
*Definitive assessment of ravages of condo conversion trend. Sure, story's a decade old, but still compelling.
*More immersion on the drama of the superdelegate votes for Hillary and Obama.
*The last word, hopefully, on Charlotte Allen's idiotic [...]

Candidates Respond to Brown Bid

Yesterday, LL reported that former mayoral candidate Michael A. Brown is officially exploring a run for the non-Democratic at-large council seat now held by Carol Schwartz. LL polled his likely competition.
Says Dee Hunter: "Mike Brown's political instincts in the the past haven't been good," he says. "This is a guy who ran for mayor, dropped [...]