Loose Lips

Who Will Ward 2 Candidate Fiona Greig Raise Money From?

Would that all politicians were as open and transparent with Ward 2 council candidate Fiona Greig. Greig not only filed a list of donors to her exploratory committee with the Office of Campaign Finance, as required—but also filed a spreadsheet of folks from whom she hopes to raise money, too.

Except Grieg's openness appears to be accidental. Greig's filing includes the names of potential donors and other people she needs to know, along with little notes about some of them, like: "super wealthy," "owns law firm," and LL's favorite, "Homosexual McKinsey."

(LL deleted that particular individual's name in the list below; McKinsey & Co is the consulting firm where Greig works.)

Greig also apparently plans to reach out to Post columnist Ezra Klein, perhaps to try and get him to dip his toes into the exciting world of Ward 2 politics, and to hold a joint fundraiser with at-large candidate Sekou Biddle.

Some other notables whom Greig is hoping to raise money from or reach out to include Greater Greater Washington contributor Ken Archer*, lawyer and frequent campaign contributor James Taglieri, and LL assumes "Jerry Segal" of "Segal Construction" was meant to be Gerry Sigal of Sigal Construction.

Greig wasn't immediately available for comment about how this list wound up being filed at OCF.

Update: Greig gets back to LL to say that she's very embarrassed that some "chicken scratch notes" written by a volunteer during a September brainstorming session have found their way into the public record. She says she didn't author the spreadsheet but emailed it to OCF by mistake. She declined to name the volunteer who wrote it.

As for the phrase "Homosexual McKinsey," which is rapidly becoming a favorite punchline of Washington City Paper staffers, Greig says she's sorry if anyone is put off by the word "homosexual."

"I convey my deepest and most sincere apologies for anyone who might take offense," Greig says, adding that the word is "no longer in my vocabulary" and that she's an active supporter of gay rights. "I have family members who are gay," she says.

As well as co-workers, she did not add.

The list:

[scribd id=71599597 key=key-2kv9ntxkqiie90ig0mxb mode=list]

*Archer is also listed as Greig's campaign chairman, so yeah, he's probably good for a donation.

  • trulee_pist

    Dilettante.

  • HaHaHa

    Rank amateur... she's done.

  • Wrack

    Spelled Sekou Biddle's name wrong, too.

  • Anonymous

    Stick the fork in Grieg - she is DONE!

  • Amateur

    AND SHE WANTS TO BE THE COUNCILMEMBER FOR WARD 2. WHAT A DOUCHE BAG. HARVARD GRAD, MY ASS! AMATEUR HOUR. SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER FULLY LOADED TO ME. AS A GAY WOMAN, I AM NOT OFFENDED BY HER USE OF THE WORD HOMOSEXUAL, BUT THAT SHE WOULD BE CARELESS ENOUGH TO OUT SOMEBODY IN PUBLIC.

  • RIP Frank Kameny

    She should apologize to the man or woman she outed. FIONA was careless and had no right. I praise LL for not using the name.

  • RIP Frank Kameny

    Why is John Fanning supporting this woman? Shame on you, John. After you promised Jack that you were a supporter. You are not a man of your word.

  • Food Trucker

    Wow. Wondering what the cut off is between wealthy and super wealthy. Guess it doesn't matter as she's only interested in the super wealthy.

  • Willy Ce

    LOL - HA HA HA. LL SHOULD GET THE PULITZER. ANOTHER GEM FOR THE CITY COUNCIL. THIS WOMAN IS PLAIN DUMB. JUST BECAUSE YOU GO TO HARVARD AND WORK AT A FANCY FIRM DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE SMART OR HAVE THE CAPACITY TO TAKE OUT THE KING PIN HIMSELF JACK EVANS. I WOULD NOT INVEST A DIME ON YOU FIONA. WHAT A JOKE.

  • DC Guy

    @Food Trucker

    If you have to ask, you aren't in the club.

  • HANOI JANE

    @ all. Fiona is a wonderful human being, but she is not ready fro prime time, especially not against a FOX like JACKO. He would wipe the floor with her and your money. S word to the wise, keep your change. She is the wrong horse to bet on. Loose Lips great story.

  • Anonymous

    A candidate is raising money by targeting donors? How shocking!

    Fiona is going to have an uphill fund-raising battle against Evans, who has raised over a quarter of a million dollars mostly from developers in the suburbs. No wonder she is doing this.

  • Rick Ressler

    Evans' record on LGBT issues is untouchable anyway, so Fiona doesn't stand a chance in that realm.

    She can apologize all she wants, but this is her campaign and her show.

    Turn out the lights, the party is over!

  • William Folk

    Alan, if you want to see a fundraising scandal, see what a real reporter digs up: http://wamu.org/news/11/08/09/council_members_rake_in_dollars_as_wells_attempts_campaign_finance_reform.php

    Do you have any clue how Evans' fundraising machine operates? And you are going after Fiona? Are you serious?

  • art17

    Why is she removing the word "homosexual" from her vocabulary? Is it somehow offensive now?

  • At Large Commenter

    Alan,

    You wanna see a real campaign scandal? http://wamu.org/news/11/08/09/council_members_rake_in_dollars_as_wells_attempts_campaign_finance_reform.php

    Do you have any clue how Evans' fundraising juggernaut works? And you are attacking an insurgent candidate for trying to raise some money from a couple dozen individuals? Get a life man.

  • Leon Davis

    How freaking embarrassing! Greig should bow out now before she makes a real fool of herself. Oops - too late! Man, this is gonna be fun to watch.....

  • NE John

    Agree with Amateur and RIP. WTF?!?! And I was wishing and hoping and thinking and praying that she would gather support from that white side of town and upseat that asshole Evans. Little did I and everybody else know!

  • Drez

    Meh. Whatever.
    Evans will crush her but it won't be because of this trifling bs.

  • FoggyRez

    Oh dear Lord - mildly offensive, yes. Will her with people who only learn about her through this.

    The real story is how many Evans supporters (and I mean financially) are on her list. All she has to do is take a peak at Evans' OCF filing to see who has given money or ask around and see who is throwing his fundraisers. She is wasting her time going after those guys.

    Amateur is the understatement of the day.

  • NE John

    Drez, I agree. But these fuckers should be kicked out after two terms. Hopin and prayin indeed.

  • Boxer1011

    What's the big deal? From what I've seen this woman is fresh and honest. It's time the stale, corrupt Jack Evans was ousted.

  • xeno

    wow, looks like alot of election virgins just got their first glimpse at what ALL candidates do...make lists and categorize their potential donors. why is anyone surprised? anyone who thinks that this is going to crush fiona is completely overracting and feeding the evans machine. looks like the only mistake fiona made was to be overly transparent about the realities of elections. i much prefer that to the ethically questionable evans.

  • nlupike

    what we need is someone who is transparent and is for the average resident. Evans is and has only been for large developers and self business interests, not ward 2 residents. If this is Greig's only "transparent" mishap, she will get my money.

  • Truth hurts

    Submitting internal strategy notes in a public filing demonstrates she doesn't pay attention and/or review important details. Very bad launch.

  • Conservemoral

    Some of my worst friends are lawyers.
    Some of my make believe friends are homosexual.
    Some of my favorite DC politicians steal,cheat and lie.
    Some of my favorite preachers are black pimps adulterers.
    Snoop Dogg favorite quote 'We don't love them ho's'.

  • Anon

    I think I see this differently. I think she's trying seriously to do this, and should be encouraged.

  • nlupike

    Greig, like every politician and human, is not perfect. So lets stop focusing on "form" and start focusing on Substance. Let's see: Jack triple-dipping with constituent funds, questionable developer deals w/public property, conflicts of interest with PattonBoggs clients. And this is a short list.

    About time someone is ready to expose Jack to what he has become...Controlled by big money!

  • FoggyRez

    @ nlupike:

    the greig strategy of just sh*t talking evans is not a successful or sustainable campaign strategy.

    who is fiona greig? why did she NOT VOTE in 2008 and 2010, despite being a registered Dem? she is so out of the loop in terms of neighborhood politics that she was photographed with ROB HALLIGAN. kiss of death!

    greig is over before she even really gets started.

  • RealDC

    LMAO!! Who else do we have to run in Ward 2? She is obviously in over her head. Harvard and McKinsey ...SMH. Keep your day job, Boo!

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  • Bud Easy

    Wow, someone trying to raise money to unseat an entrenched politician like Jack Evans, who only moonlights as a DC council members (despite taking a $100K salary from taxpayers). Why is that so shocking?

    Someone on her campaign made a mistake, but let's give this woman a chance. Competition might make Evans actually work, at least until the election's over again.

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  • Anonymous

    Alan - Please look into BOEE records for 2008 and 2010 and then ask Fiona why she didnt vote in either election, even tho she was a registered Democrat.

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