Author Archive for Mike Madden

A D.C. Without Marion Barry Felt Unthinkable Before This Week

The fixed point of local politics vanishes.

Muriel Bowser (and Legal Marijuana) Lead Big in Early Vote Totals

D.C. looks ready to elect Bowser and legalize it.

The Polls Just Closed in D.C.

You voted (or not). Now what?

Ron Moten Video: “Catania Got Too Many Mood Swings”

"Vote for Bowser this Tuesday, Catania got too many mood swings."

D.C. Council At-Large Candidates Debate Tonight at the Black Cat

Come hear from the people who want to represent you on the D.C. Council.

D.C. Council At-Large Candidates Will Debate Oct. 8 at the Black Cat

11 (11!) candidates will be there.

America’s Worst Politicians, as Chosen by Its Alt-Weeklies

In honor of the Fourth of July, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies compiled a list of America's worst politicians, edited by Miami New Times editor Chuck Strouse. A couple from D.C. made the cut, thanks to LL.
Quite a few of these folks were inflicted by our fellow Americans on the nation as a whole, by getting [...]

Here’s Who Won Yesterday’s Elections

The Board of Elections has (finally) finished counting most of the votes from yesterday's primary elections, though special and absentee ballots are still being added to the totals. Here's who won which Democratic nominations:

Mayor: Muriel Bowser
D.C. Council At-Large: Anita Bonds
D.C. Council chair: Phil Mendelson
Ward 1 D.C. Council: Brianne Nadeau
Ward 3 D.C. Council: Mary Cheh
Ward 5 D.C. Council: Kenyan McDuffie
Ward [...]

Muriel Bowser Beats Vince Gray

The D.C. Board of Elections may not be finished counting votes until Mayor Vince Gray's term ends in January, but he just congratulated Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser, whose campaign had already declared victory, anyway. Which makes it pretty close to official: Bowser has won the Democratic nomination for mayor.
We'll have more news here tonight and [...]

No, Washington City Paper Is Not Doing an Exit Poll Today

An email going around today has good news for Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells:
City Paper Exit Poll Shows Wells Leading
Posted by Frank Herbert on Apr. 1, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Exit polls taken today at key precincts in all 8 wards, as well as, telephone interviews with early voters have Tommry Wells leading Muriel Bowser and [...]