Loose Lips

Defeated Mayoral Hopefuls To Host Bowser Fundraiser This Weekend

Being the District's Democratic nominee for mayor must be pretty sweet. Not only do you get to thrash your mayoral rivals in the primary, but when it's all over, they throw you a party.

Beaten Muriel Bowser opponents Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange, and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans are all listed as hosts for a "unity fundraiser" Saturday at K Street's Capitale Lounge. Other elected officials on the host list include former Vince Gray stalwarts Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander, and At-Large Councilmember and D.C. Democratic State Committee boss Anita Bonds.

Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is on the host list, too, despite a surprising appearance on WAMU last Friday in which he insisted that he hadn't endorsed Bowser. A spokeswoman for McDuffie didn't respond to LL's request for comment.

Still, one notable Democrat is nowhere to be seen on the party invite: Gray. Bowser campaign manager Bo Shuff says Bowser and Gray had a "private conversation" during their trip last week to Las Vegas to woo retailers, but isn't sure whether Bowser brought up the fundraiser.

Despite attempts from mayoral rival David Catania to woo the Democratic voters that make up three-quarters of the District's electorate, Shuff tells LL that Bowser's campaign isn't worried about hanging on to Democrats after its primary win...and took a dig at ex-Republican Catania's former party affiliation along the way.

"There’s going to be Republicans that vote for Muriel and Democrats that vote for David,” Shuff says.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • Matthew

    Shame they support such an empty suit.

  • Should Be Interesting

    McDuffie will probably switch to an independent soon, because if he supports Catania... It might get ugly.

  • Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich

    I will never support this WITCH - Bowser

    I will never support this QUEEN - Catania

  • Oz

    Muriel Bowser, a closeted lesbian who is dumber than mud. Pathetic!

  • Big Daddy

    So Fishie: who will get your support -- Ben Foshager or Queen Bruce Majors or Marion Barry??? :)

  • BREAKINGit2YOU

    I GUESS I'LL BE THE ONE TO BREAK IT TO YOU...BLUE SIGNS ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER DC...OUR NEXT MAYOR IS CATANIA!!!!!

    WARDS 7 AND 8 GOT THIS MAN RIGHT HERE...OH DID I MENTION 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 6 DO TOO. THERE ARE ELDERLY BLACKS WHO ARE OPPOSING MURIEL...THAT SHOULD TELL YOU SOMETHING.

    MURIEL YOU ARE ONLY WORKING WITH WARD 5 --- FOR REAL.

  • DCShadyBoots

    I cannot support a person who cannot be honest to themselves.

    At the end of the day, the smartest, most capable candidate to lead the District forward is David Catania.

    I am not a slave to the Democratic brand. Muriel Bowser's record on the Council suggests that she just doesn't have much to offer.

  • lost cause

    Catania all the way...we will be sure to get the smartest person for the job.

  • Dan

    This 50+ year DC resident and long term DC resident will support CM Bowser and pray hard that she gets speedy on the job training.

  • Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich

    Bid Daddy, don't be an asshole. I'm not vote for any of these sorry SOB's. I hate both candidates with a passion.

  • Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich

    I'm not voting for any of these sorry SOB's.

  • drez

    Sockpuppets United for Catania!
    (Ain't gonna happen.)

  • SayWhat

    BREAKINGit2YOU, is this NOODLEZ? If it is you seen what happened to the last Mayor, you supported. He got his clock cleaned and the same thing will happen to Catania's bitch ass!!!

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