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Will this restaurateur cook up a campaign?
Loose Lips headed to Busboys and Poets’ Brookland location Friday night, and he’s not even into vegan food. Instead, LL was drawn by the possibility that Andy Shallal—mogul of the restaurant chain, failed 2014 mayoral candidate, and occasional muse for lefty artists—would announce his run for a D.C. Council at-large seat.
About a dozen people who [...]
Busboys and Politics, round 2
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 [...]