Posts Tagged ‘Anita Bonds’

Mendelson Budget Leaves Bonds, Gray Steamed

In 2013, it was hard to think of an idea more popular with the D.C. Council than Anita Bonds' property tax bill. The legislation, which exempted some senior citizens from property taxes, came as multiple councilmembers ran for re-election or for the mayor's office, then got another boost when a Washington Post investigation found elderly homeowners losing their property in [...]

Wine Bar Owner Pitts Leads At-Large Race Fundraising

D.C. Council at-large hopeful Khalid Pitts may not have the most impressive voting record in the District, but the Logan Circle wine bar owner is leading the sizable field of candidates seeking to replace Councilmember David Catania in fundraising for the latest, three-month long reporting period.
Khalid Pitts 
Raised: $81,671. Spent: $0. Cash on hand: $81,671.
Pitts took in contributions from Ben's Chili Bowl's Kamal Ali and former [...]

Are You Running for D.C. Council? Consult This Chart!

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 [...]

What Comes Next for D.C. Politics?

LL will do the honors. D.C., meet your presumptive next mayor.
“I like the sound of that,” Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser said Wednesday at her post-primary victory press conference.
After Bowser walloped Mayor Vince Gray with 44 percent of the vote to his 32 percent Tuesday night, her campaign organized an event at the National Press [...]

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser beats Vince Gray in a low-turnout mayoral primary. [LL, Post, LL, LL, DCist, WAMU, Washingtonian, CNN, Al Jazeera, Times, WAMU, Post]
Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies blames U.S. Attorney Ron Machen. [LL]
Bowser plans noon press conference at the National Press Club. [Twitter]
Ward 1 councilmember Jim Graham ousted by Brianne Nadeau. [LL, Blade]
At-large councilmember Anita Bonds holds on to her seat, Tommy Wells protege Charles Allen replaces him in Ward 6. [Post]
Here's [...]

Anita Bonds Crushes Opponents in Poll

The Democratic primary for an at-large D.C. Council seat hasn't been getting much attention this year. And with good reason: incumbent Councilmember Anita Bonds seems to be blowing out her competition.
While voters have a choice between four candidates in the race, a plurality of residents are sticking with just one. In a Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi [...]

Progressive Groups Make Council Endorsements

Who should progressive voters back in the Ward 1 D.C. Council race? It depends on who you ask, with both challenger Brianne Nadeau and incumbent Jim Graham receiving endorsements from progressive groups today.
First up, Howard Dean-founded group Democracy for America backed Nadeau in an email to members this afternoon. "I couldn't be more excited to have a young, progressive woman [...]

Listen to the LL At-Large Debate

The three Democrats hoping to oust Anita Bonds from her D.C. Council at-large seat came to the Black Cat last night for the LL at-large debate.
Below, listen to Nate Bennett-Fleming declare Bonds the worst at-large councilmember in Home Rule history, John Settles speculate about where that Malaysian airplane went, and Pedro Rubio talk about how about he'd [...]

Tonight! The At-Large Candidates Debate at the Black Cat

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 [...]

Sulaimon Brown Endorses Muriel Bowser

LL was so busy with Jeff Thompson's plea deal yesterday that he didn't get a chance to mention the return of the man who started it all: Vince Gray campaign stalking horse-turned-whistleblower Sulaimon Brown. The enigmatic Brown issued an emailed endorsement list yesterday, backing Councilmember Anita Bonds in the at-large race and Muriel Bowser for mayor.

Ditching Gray for Adrian Fenty protege Bowser is a surprise [...]

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