Posts Tagged ‘Office of Campaign Finance’

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On the cover of the latest issue of Washington City Paper: The D.C. punk band E.D. Sedgwick [...]

The Needle: Cabs for Voting Rights

Vote With Your Wheels: As if the decision to choose a D.C. cab color wasn't hard enough, now voting rights lobbying group D.C. Vote wants the District's uniform scheme to include a voting rights slogan. -2
Ch-Ch-Changes: The Washington Post has named its first reader representative, and Post-watcher Harry Jaffe isn't happy. -1

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Did the Office of Campaign Finance Contradict Itself?

The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance had a busy day yesterday, issuing final orders in separate inquiries concerning the D.C. Democratic State Committee and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray.
But the inquiries weren't entirely separate. One matter in the Gray probe concerned a fundraising letter he sent to Comcast in 20008 seeking a $20,000 donation [...]

Local Dems Fined $18K for Convention Fundraising Misdeeds

City campaign regulators have had their hands full lately: Not only did the Office of Campaign Finance release its inquiry into Vincent Gray's affairs, but the agency also today issued a final order on the ongoing travails of the D.C. Democratic State Committee.
The local Democratic party organ has been under the OCF spyglass since questions [...]

Vincent Gray Inquiry Finds No Wrongdoing

The Office of Campaign Finance, after reviewing allegations aired late last year concerning D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, has dismissed complaints against the now-mayoral-candidate.

Ahead of Campaign Announcement, Gray Disputes Fence Charges

UPDATED, 5:40 P.M.
Ahead of an imminent mayoral run, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray is moving to quell concerns about an unpermitted fence surrounding his Hillcrest home.
Jeffrey Anderson reported in the Washington Times earlier this month that the District Department of Transportation threatened to fine Gray $300 for the six-foot-high fence, which exceeds the 48-inch [...]

What Will Citizens United v. FEC Mean for District Elections?

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has elicited a surfeit of passion—both apocalyptic and celebratory, but mostly apocalyptic—over the effect it will have on American elections.
Virtually all of the commentary has been focused on campaigns for federal offices, but the court's holdings, on broad First Amendment grounds, may render election [...]

D.C. Democrats’ Convention Funding Broke Rules, Audit Finds

D.C. Democrats improperly raised funds for their trip to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, a city audit has found.
At issue has been the relationship between the state party organization, the D.C. Democratic State Committee, and an organization established last year to raise funds for the Denver convention. Organizers maintained that the two bodies were entirely [...]

D.C. Democrats Not Off the Hook, Say Finance Officials

In recent months, the D.C. Democratic State Committee has come under the disapproving glare of city campaign finance officials. That glare remains trained on the local Democratic umbrella organization.
According to an interim audit report released Monday, the city campaign finance office did not accept explanations offered by DCDSC officials for fundraising irregularities. Audit officials maintain [...]