Loose Lips

Evans Criticizes Bowser’s Experience in New Mailers

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 4.31.55 PMWith Muriel Bowser pulling away in the polls, Vince Gray isn't the only candidate trying to convince voters that the Ward 4 councilmember is a managerial lightweight. Mayoral hopeful Jack Evans, who previously showed up in Bowser's ward to criticize her economic record, is taking his fight against Bowser to voters' mailboxes.

Evans' campaign provided LL with two mailers aimed at Bowser, both of which are available below. In the first, a cute kid plays on a playground on the front page...but danger lurks! The mailer warns that "what his DC will look like......depends on what you do April 1." On the interior pages, the mailer touts Evans' endorsements from The InTowner and The Downtowner, paired with negative quotes about Bowser from Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney and D.C. Watch reporter Dorothy Brizill. (The Brizill article is also a Gray campaign favorite).

The second mailer takes a more startling approach, pairing a comparison of Evans' first seven years on the Council with Bowser's. While Evans' page is long list of accomplishments, Bowser only has one bullet point—her ethics bill and foreclosure legislation—surrounded by a huge field of white space.

Bowser's campaign didn't respond to a request for comment about the mailers.

  • drez

    If Jack was a serious candidate he would focus on defeating gray, not on climbing a ladder to get to a place where he could defeat gray.

  • Joke

    Look a single digit jack on the attack! It's been fun watching the toddler gang drown.

  • SEis4ME

    Soo, Bowser should be able to hit ALL candidates but Evans is the one who should only focus on Gray?

    *sigh*

  • Asuka

    Evans and Gray are friends, and Evans agreed to enter the race as a favor to Gray with the hopes of stealing votes from Bowser as well as being a surrogate attack dog for the Gray campaign (it's telling that LL has either been unable or unwilling to follow that story - it's a well-know "secret"). If Gray is re-elected, Evans is going to have to answer for that to his own constituency. He's made a very, very big miscalculation.

  • noodlez

    EVANS IS A SMART POLITICIAN. HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO LEGALLY STEAL MONEY ALL THESE YEARS SO HE IS GOOD FOR SOMETHING!
    NO ONE NOTICED HOW QUIET HER CAMPAIGN IS THESE DAYS??? LAYING IN THE WEEDS AND CAMOUFLAGING HER SHORTCOMINGS WITH ANTI-GRAY RHETORIC.

    THIS MAILER IS SPOT ON!!!

    MURIEL BOWSER IS A SCRUB! SHE HAS RIDDEN HER FATHER'S COATTAILS, ADRIAN FENTY'S DICK AND THE CLOSE MINDEDNESS OF WHITE FOLK. BOWSER HAS ACCOMPLISHED ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! GOOD, BAD OR INDIFFERENT.

    YALL BETTER RECOGNIZE!

  • real dc 411

    Someone needs to pull Jack aside and tell him that he is never going to be mayor. This is a total embarrassment. To have raised 1.3 million and get only 3 - 4% (my prediction) is sad. And it has nothing to do with him being white. I cringe every time I see him on TV. First he is too close to the mayor--dont know who told him that was good strategy. Also he is running on his past record and being a good manager. All elections are about the future and leadership.

  • truth hurts

    Second time I agree with an Asuka comment.

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