Loose Lips

Watch David Catania’s First Mayoral Video

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Later this morning, At-Large Councilmember David Catania will head to the Office of Campaign Finance to make his mayoral campaign official.

Until then, here's Catania's first campaign video, which features lots of talk about education and Catania's role in keeping United Medical Center open, plus a cameo appearance from the District's only former taxicab commissioner-turned-undercover informant Leon Swain.

  • Tight Lips

    Catania's only running for convenience, not because he is the best candidate for the race.

    He clearly has his eyes set on something in the future.

    Catania has the slightest clue as to what the education field needs.

    On to the next.

  • Sharron

    Cantania's a punk! literally....Lol

  • dan

    Catania, the opportunist!

  • bailey

    what opportunity is he taking advantage of? election day?

  • Dontsleepondude

    I am not a fan of Catania at all---BUT, with the exception of the now legally-challenged Gray, who realistically can go toe-to-toe with Catania. He will be a formidable guy to run against. Other candidates will have to step their game up substantially if they make it to the general election. He is shred, smart and an effective communicator--guaranteed to rip a new rump into lightweights. Public Service Announcement--candidates need to eat their wheaties!!

  • Concur

    I couldn't agree more with Dontsleepondude! I too am not a fan of Catania but I know him to be clever, very smart, skilled political tactician, and powerful fundraiser. Catania is the the real DC powerbroker's golden candidate who can win the Mayoralship and completely turn the DC political map on its head -- believe that! They have planned this for years now. Gray is the only one who match dude.

  • WARD4NDC

    I would never vote for this evil surly individual, David Catania. Catania wouldn't be a great Mayor. He never response or listen to most voters. It's David's way or the highway.

  • WARD4NDC

    Correction:

    Catania have never responded to my emails sent to him, nor has he listened to most voters concerns. It's David's way or the highway.

  • Tight Lips

    David Catania's only advantage is that there is a new body of DC residents who dont know just how bad of a councilmember he is.

    ALWAYS REMEMBER CATANIA IS A COUNCILMEMBER WITH A PART TIME JOB. YES, HE ISN'T TAKING MONEY FROM THOMPSON, BUT I AM SURE THAT WHOMEVER HE WORKS FOR AND HAS RECEIVED PAYCHECKS FROM HAS SOME GREAT BENEFITS THAT CATANIA PROVIDES......

    SAME AS JACK EVANS!

  • ivy

    Catania is a punk as gump that uses black people.

  • noodlez

    I THINK MURIEL "DIZZY BROAD" BOWSER FOUND HER EOTR DEPUTY MAYOR CANDIDATE FOR 2018. THERE IS MORE BLACK FOLK IN THIS VIDEO THAN IN A TYLER PERRY FILM.

    LOVE HOW HE CHERRY PICKED HIS WAY THROUGH WITH OUT MENTIONING HOW HIV/AIDS SKYROCKETED UNDER HIS WATCH AS HEATH COMMITTEE CHAIR, HOW HE MADE MILLIONS WORKING FOR MC DEAN WHO CONTINUES TO PROFIT FROM DC GOV CONTRACTS WHILE HE WAS A COUNCIL MEMBER, HOW HE CIRCUMVENTED LAW BY PUSHING MISINTERPRETATION OF A DECADES OLD LAW TO NOT HAVE MARRIAGE FREEDOM BILL BE PUT TO A CITY WIDE VOTE AND HIS BLATANT DISREGARD FOR ANYTHING THAT DOESN'T PASS MASTER ON HIS WATCH ALONG WITH THE FACT THAT HE IS STILL A REPUBLICAN!

    THIS CAMPY SHORT FILM IS NOTHING MORE THAN PLEA TO BLACK FOLK TO VOTE FOR HIM SINCE I GUESS HE BELIEVES HE GOTS THE WEST OF 16TH STREET WHITE VOTE SUPPOSEDLY LOCKED UP!

    WE SEE YOU PUNK. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SLIDE THROUGH LIKE YOU DID IN 2010!

    ONE CITY 2014!

  • Selena

    He needs to be holding a kitten — and prove he can hold it without crushing it in his maniacal iron grip — to warm up his cold mean condescending battle armour image (insecurity about being a gay white dude in chocolate or "latte city" will do that), pimping a few poor black people in an ad is so cliché in DC.

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