Posts Tagged ‘2010 Mayoral election’

Vernon Hawkins, Man of Many Budgets

At his plea hearing last week, shadow campaign operative Vernon Hawkins described how, with help from Jeanne Clarke Harris and alleged financier Jeff Thompson, he planned the budget for the off-the-books effort to elect Vince Gray as mayor. But that wasn't the only campaign budget Hawkins was shaping in the summer of 2010.
According to campaign [...]

D.C. Republicans Prefer Democrats—And Sarah Palin

If Mayor Adrian Fenty winning the Republican nomination as a write-in candidate, even though he couldn't accept it without registering with the GOP, paints D.C.'s Republicans as a little bit odd and quixotic, their runner-up write-in choice just makes them look sad.
Though we here at City Paper were theorizing that it might be current [...]

No Late Night Voting for D.C.

You could almost hear the national anthem playing in the background.
"This is about the most fundamental right of citizenship. The right to vote," argued Vincent Gray's lawyer, Andrew Sandler, at a Superior Court emergency hearing. He went on to say the case he was arguing was about "due process" and "equal protection." Sandler even quoted James [...]

Five Things that Make Voters Mad

There's a hotline that D.C. voters who feel they've been horribly wronged can call during today's election. It's run by Election Protection, "a nonpartisan voter protection coalition." Below are some of the complaints the organization received from fuming voters today.
Ward 3, Precinct 50 (Chevy Chase Community Center)
Poll workers were not accepting Comcast [...]

Watch a Working D.C. Voting Machine

Rokey W. Suleman, executive director of the Board of Elections and Ethics (BOEE), just got the third degree from reporters gathered in the lobby of One Judiciary Square, where the board's offices are located. Reporters wanted to know if groups of District voters had been disenfranchised by Suleman's fancy new voting [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Sugardaddy Edition

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White People Who Bike Like Fenty

Anita Dunn Helping The Green Team

SEIU Helping With Brown/Brown Confusion

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Loose Lips Daily: Money, Moten, and Marion Edition

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Moten Appears Before OCF
Special Ballot Tips

Milloy disses Gray

Good morning, sweet readers! LL's unborn child is doing well, 145 beat per minute as of this morning. LL and [...]

Does OCF Want to Stop the Music?

LL got a hot tip this afternoon that the Office of Campaign Finance had dragged Ron Moten in for a hearing on whether his numerous efforts (go-go concerts, songs, a music video, and a magazine) in support of Mayor Adrian Fenty's re-election campaign break city election laws.
LL first reported last Thursday  that Vincent Gray volunteer [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Robocalls and Yard Sign Theft Edition

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Canvassing a captive audience

New Gray Ad: He cares, he really cares

Good morning, sweet readers! Goodbye, summer, you sure were hot. News time:
Hey, Don't Steal My Robocall: [...]

New Fenty Ad: “Do We Want to Go Back to That?”

Mayor Adrian Fenty's campaign has launched a new ad—quietly, without announcing it officially—on cable and broadcast TV, attacking D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray's record as head of the Department of Human Services in the 1990s.
The tagline is fascinating: "Gray's not a bad guy. But he was a bad manager. Do we want to go back [...]

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