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Catania Gets InTowner‘s Thumbs Up, Namechecked at HRC Dinner

While last month's Democratic primary may have been main course for those who devour local political news, there's still next month's general election. At-Large Councilmember David Catania, an Independent who won a special election as a Republican in 1997, is expected to easily win re-election on Nov. 2.

In the October edition of the InTowner, the monthly reiterates its words from 13 years ago when it was the first newspaper to endorse him:

Since he first joined the Council in 1997, as we wrote when we strongly endorsed him as a very effective member in his re-election bid four years ago, we praised him for his “dogged determination, aggressively looking out for the interests of all citizens, not just those who pay lots of taxes . . . but also for the less well-off and often ignored citizens who feel left out and abandoned, especially with regard to what should be basic ‘safety net’ services like health care. For those less fortunate, David Catania has been a champion truly striving to bring about better services where they matter.

Read more of the newspaper's endorsement here.

In other Catania-related news, during this weekend's big Human Rights Campaign dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, HRC President Joe Solmonese mentioned Catania, who is one of the council's two openly gay members, and Vincent Gray, the District's presumptive mayor-elect, in his speech. Catania and Gray are both big supporters of same-sex marriage rights in the District.

Catania also had a small cameo in the season finale of the Real Housewives of D.C., where, according to The Washington Post, the councilmember "used his camera time to advocate for gay marriage."

  • Darlene Lee

    Catania needs to lose his at-large seat. This man slipped the gay marriage bill in our city, when at first it was a legislation to respect gay marriages from other cities. I will not vote for this fraud of a person. Staying under the radar, Mr. Catania is not going to work for you this time.

  • noodlez

    I BET HE LIKED THAT THUMBS UP HE RECEIVED. NASTY BASTURD!

    THAT BULLSHIT HE PULLED WAS LOWLIFE AND I WISH NOTHING BUT THE WORST FOR THE COCKSUCKER!

  • earl305

    Maybe noodlez should take self & the crew noodlez runs with out to see "GhettoPhysics" to understand the Game that is played on noodlez

  • WARD4NDC

    I can't stand Miss Catania and I would vote for Captain Kangaroo first. Miss David Catania need to attend a charm school along with King Fenty and learn social and behavioral skills.

    I will put former ANC 2 Commissioner Leroy Thorpe on Miss Catania. Leroty Thorpe called Miss Catania to the carpet a few years ago at a live D.C. Council hearing. Guess what, Miss Catania backed her ass down and shut up.

    Earl305, leave NOODLEZ along. You must be one of Catania's ex lovers?

  • noodlez

    earl305-WOW A MOVIE THAT IS ITS OWN SELF EXAMPLE AND AM IM SUPPOSED TO GO SEE THAT TO SOME HOW UNDERSTAND WHY THAT CRACKER, WHO IS CAMOUFLAGING AS SOMEONE VITAL TO THE INTEREST OF THIS CITY, BACKDOORED THE HOMOSEXUAL FREEDOM ACT. MOFO YOU SHOULD BE GIVING MR PALADINO YOUR ATTN AND LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE.

    OTHER THAN DRIVING UP THE STOCK FOR KY, VASELINE AND ACAI BERRY COLON CLEASING THOSE HOMOSEXUALS ARE GOOD FOR NOTHING. A HOMOSEXUAL POLITICIAN IS THE WORST! ESPECIALLY THAT JOKER. THIS BAMMA LET THE AIDS EPIDEMIC SPIRAL OUTTA CONTROL WITHOUT OVERSIGHT WHILE FOCUSING ON THAT ILLEGAL LEGISLATION AND THEN BECAME VINDICTIVE (AGAINST BARRY)LIKE MOST OF THOSE THANGS DO WHEN YOU CROSS THEM.

    FUCK HIM AND THOSE THAT RUN WITH HIM!

    AS FOR YOU MR OR MS earl305 WHY DONT YOU GO PLAY YOUR LIL' RAINDEER GAMES WITH SOMEONE OF YOUR OWN ILK BECAUSE IM NOT INTERESTED!

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  • Merry Bowen@

    Je vais aller contempler ça de plus près.

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