And Then There Were Eight
Yesterday was the deadline for interested Democrats who want to be appointed temporarily to Almost Council Chairman Kwame Brown's at-large seat to submit 1,000 signatures to the Democratic State Committee. LL noted that 11 Dems picked up petition packets. Only eight bothered to submit signatures.
They are, drumroll please:
Ward 8 Democrats president Jacque Patterson tells LL he's decided to focus on the general election and forgo the appointment process. Patterson seemed to be one of the stronger candidates who might have had a chance to beat possible front-runner Vincent Orange.
Says Patterson: "It's anybody's race. ... I'll see the person who makes it out of the preseason in the playoffs."
Next up: A Dec. 16 candidate forum.