To the death! (No, not actually.)
Author Archive for Jonathan L. Fischer
With its eight mayoral candidates and handful of down-ballot races, the April 1 Democratic primary may have zapped the attention spans of all but the closest watchers of District politics. Which could make the general election’s race for two at-large seats on the D.C. Council a bit of a mind derecho, at least if you [...]
At 9:43 p.m., Brianne Nadeau hadn't arrived at her election-night party yet, but her campaign was prepping for a dramatic entrance. As Nadeau's campaign manager ushered handpicked supporters onto the stage to form a victorious-looking human tableau, the large crowd on the second floor of Solly's on U Street NW was glued to NewsChannel8, which was [...]
Jack Evans' dominant campaign-signage game continued all the way through election night, when the sidewalk abutting Stoney's Lounge on P Street NW was stuffed with more red card-stock than a massacred paper mill. Inside, a Jack Evans banner was less lucky: As it peeled from the walls of Stoney's second-floor bar, Evans supporters rushed to [...]
After Sunday night's mayoral-candidate throwdown, we're back tonight for round 2 of Washington City Paper's 2014 Loose Lips debates. The Democratic candidates for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council will face off at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat at 1811 14th Street NW. So far, challengers Nate Bennett-Fleming, Pedro Rubio, and John Settles have confirmed [...]
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 [...]
A month after announcing he would run for re-election, Mayor Vince Gray officially kicks off his campaign for a second term with an event today at Ward 8's THEARC arts center. Below is the prepared text of his speech.
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Thank you. Good afternoon.
How about a big hand for Mike McCoy and Voices United. That’s homegrown [...]
Victory had already been declared by the time I arrived at DC Vote's election-night party on the roof of The Brixton on U Street NW after 10 p.m., and the crowd had thinned out. But a celebratory odor of cigar smoke hung over the intimate gathering: More than 83 percent of voters said yes to the [...]
A moment after arriving at Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont tonight, Paul Zukerberg ordered himself a Maker's Mark. "It's been a long four months," he said.
The polls had just closed, and the longshot candidate—whose campaign for an at-large D.C. Council seat largely centered on the issue of marijuana decriminalization—was hoping for a decent showing in [...]
Barack Obama won four more years last night, plus D.C.'s three electoral votes. Ballot initiatives in Maryland allowing gay marriage and expanded gambling both passed. In Virginia, Tim Kaine won a Senate term.
And in D.C., if you weren't following along last night, here's who won:
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives: Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)