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Ward 8 Voters Told To Stay Away From Jacque Patterson

What would a city election be without some last minute, over-the-top secret attacks?

Residents of Ward 8 woke up this morning to find flyers on their cars giving them 11 reasons not to vote for D.C. Council candidate Jacque Patterson, who is among several candidates trying to dethrone incumbent Marion Barry.

The 11 reasons include Patterson's time at the working for the Federal City Council and his endorsement by The Washington Post, two organizations the flyer says are enemies of the "poor and disposed." Also, the flyer says that in general, Patterson is not a man of his word and "CANNOT BE TRUSTED BY ANYONE."

LL's still trying to figure out who is behind the campaign literature (posted below, for your reading pleasure). The flyers say they were paid for "Concerned Residents of Ward 8," which, not surprisingly, is not a group that's filed paperwork with the Office of Campaign Finance.

Dennis Harvey, Barry's godson, tells LL he knows which campaign was behind the fliers, but won't say who other than to say that it wasn't Barry. (One of Barry's neighbors says Barry's car went unflyered this morning). Harvey says he's not pleased about a voicemail he received today from Patterson's campaign manager, Ron Williams. In the voicemail, which Harvey played for LL, Williams tells Harvey, "I'm going to fuck you up," if he's behind the fliers. Harvey says he's going to report Williams' remarks to the police and the Board of Elections and Ethics.

Williams says he and Harvey routinely talk trash and Harvey's just playing games. "We're friends, we talk shit," says Williams. Williams says he now knows which campaign was behind the fliers (not Barry's). LL, however, is still looking for proof that Williams' and Harvey's assertions are correct. LL just tried calling each candidate, and none of them picked up. Darrell Gaston, another candidate, just called LL back to say his campaign didn't distribute the flyers, and he doesn't know who did.

More as LL gets it. Behold, the flyer:

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  • Craziness

    Probably the candidate who still keeps calling my home in Ward 7 with Ward 8 propaganda. I don't live in Ward 8. Stop calling my house and do your homework.

  • Truth hurts

    Word on the street is Fenty's to blame.

  • damn straight

    everyone knows the wapo is the mouthpiece for the man. we ought to be glad that this flyer said it like it is.

  • GodSpeed

    Barry is as corrupt as they come...He needs to go!!! When? Right now!

  • http://www.anthonylorenzo.com Anthony Lorenzo

    The flyer was thrown around Fort Stanton community as well. I just hope that the hopeless campaign that littered it around without putting their name on it come and pick this crap up.

  • Keith Jones

    Exactly. The last thing we need in W8 is more litter from foolishness like that.

  • LOL

    Patterson needs to move. Not because he is bad. Maybe Ward 8 just doesn't deserve a good council member.

  • DC Tax Payer

    This flyer couldn't have been written by any of the candidates in Ward 8. The spelling and grammar are correct. Must have been done west of the park.

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  • Typical DC BS

    Wow, Trying to take the Post to task for "urban removal" that happened in Georgetown and Foggy Bottom in the 50's and 60's is pretty idiotic. Didn't know they had "The Plan" in action that long ago (LOL).

  • NE John

    because he has the cooties

  • Ward 8’s Bitch

    Patterson must be a real threat to the status quo for someone or some campaign to string together 11 unvetted and outrageously-insane reasons to not vote for the guy. But just for that, he'll get mine.

  • http://washingtoncitypaper.com southeast lady

    barry needs to go. He has stayed too long at the fair. Even though he may have the experience in dealing in dc politics and whatever past experience he may have had--it is time for him to retire.!!!!!

    Retire and live out the rest of his days in obscurity.

    Also, I am tired of his robotic calls that sound like he is drunk or high, and the rest of those candidates who are just trying to get elected so that they can start feeding at the trough. Stop calling my house.

    I am so sick of politics in DC i don't know what to do with myself. I am about ready to stop voting and throw in the towel.

    I can remember when we did not have a city council, home rule or any other fake control of this city's destiny. I don't see a lot of change.

  • http://washingtoncitypaper.com southeast lady

    to: typical dc bs I know about urban renewal in sw (Negro removal), moving Negroes out of Georgetown and foggy bottom by condemning their houses and then selling them to whites who moved in and renovated them.

    The "plan" is ongoing and is always in place.

  • Native Shit Starter

    This is about as stupid as a large part of the voters east of the river. If the voters in Wards 7 & 8 want to keep this up then they deserve what they get. They elect Barry and Alexander and then complain about what they don't have. Have they ever heard of cause and effect? The cause you all elected two folks who have no business on the council. The effect is that your wards continue not to get shit out of it.

    But of course tomorrow these same folks will elect Barry, Alexander and Orange and continue to complain about now they don't have shit and don't get shit but Wal-Mart and Denny's. My bad I left out the IHOP.....

  • SEis4ME

    Patterson all the way baby!!!!

  • KeepinItReal

    Patterson may stand the best chance at beating Barry, but Barry still has an loyal following.