Busboys and Politics, round 2
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Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal's longshot mayoral campaign was marked by celebrity endorsements and slams on the media. As it turns out, however, those might not have been such good ideas. In an op-ed in the Washington Post this weekend, Shallal writes about what he learned on the way to earning 3 percent of the Democratic primary vote.
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 [...]
As he walked the perimeter of the back room at Busboys & Poets at 5th and K streets NW, Andy Shallal appeared energetic and confident, hugging supporters, slapping shoulders, and kissing babies. Campaign workers offered encouragement, telling him how much they've done to support him. "I think I got you some votes in Ward 4," [...]
After a year of campaigning, the District's Democratic mayoral hopefuls will find out to which of them gets another seven months of campaigning against David Catania. First, though, it's time to party.
Your election watch options range from high class (Vince Gray) to casual (surprisingly, Jack Evans). But which one is right for you? Read on:
Location: Hyatt [...]
Mayor Vince Gray courted voters (and some controversy) last week when he accepted an endorsement from Marion Barry. But Gray isn't the only candidate getting some help from bold-faced names in the mayor's race. Her are some of the other famous and sort-of-famous names making endorsements this year.
Claim to Fame: Actor
Candidate: Andy Shallal
Endorsement Duties: Whipped up [...]
New construction, trendy restaurants, expensive drinks: For a local politician on the make, the 14th Street NW corridor these days is basically one-stop shopping for talking points on economic development and the District’s boom times.
And the new Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi Show poll by Public Policy Polling shows the changes in the neighborhood are popular, even [...]
With eight people competing for the Democratic mayoral nomination, debate organizers hoping to focus on the frontrunners have been pointing to polls as a way to exclude the lagging four candidates. But what happens when polls suggest that there are five leaders, not four?
Organizers for tonight's WUSA9 debate had originally planned to include only Vince [...]
If you didn't get paid by one of the leading District mayoral campaigns over the last two weeks, you weren't trying hard enough. Both Vince Gray and Muriel Bowser spent more than $1 million combined in just the two weeks since March 10, according to new campaign finance reports filed last night.
Tommy Wells' campaign finance report isn't available [...]
Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser is in a dead heat with Mayor Vince Gray in the mayoral race two weeks before the primary, a new poll commissioned by Washington City Paper and WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show reveals.
Bowser and Gray both received 27 percent of the vote in the poll of 860 likely Democratic primary voters. The automated phone poll, conducted between [...]