Come to the Loose Lips Debates on Sunday and Tuesday
There is only one reasonable way to cap off this, the craziest week of D.C. politics in recent memory: more D.C. politics.
On Sunday, Loose Lips and Washington City Paper are hosting a debate between D.C.'s Democratic candidates for mayor at the Black Cat on 14th Street NW. It'll be moderated by City Paper's Will Sommer, NBC4's Tom Sherwood, and the Washington Informer's James Wright. Entry is free, the candidates (and you!) are encouraged to drink, and, well, we'll probably have a few questions for them about this and this and this. It should be fun. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Which of our would-be leaders will be there? So far, Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans, Reta Jo Lewis, Vincent Orange, Andy Shallal, and Tommy Wells are definitely in. Update: Mayor Vince Gray has a schedule conflict and won't be attending.
Hey, and there's more: On Tuesday, March 18, at the Black Cat we're hosting a debate between the Democratic candidates for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council. Sommer, DCist's Sarah Hughes, and the Washington Post's Clinton Yates are moderating. Doors open at 8 p.m., and it's free.
And on Tuesday, March 25 we're holding a debate between Darrel Thompson and Charles Allen, the Ward 6 Democratic candidates for D.C. Council, at the Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St. NE. Sommer's moderating; the other two moderators are TBA. 8 p.m. start time; definitely free.
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