Posts Tagged ‘baruti jahi’

Challengers Having A Hard Time Knocking Bowser

At last night's Washington City Paper/WPFW Ward 4 debate, the five challengers did their best to get some licks on incumbent Councilmember Muriel Bowser. Maybe it was because the venue, Petworth's Domku, was stacked with Bowser supporters, but LL didn't see many blows land.
The three lines of attack used most often were 1) that Bowser [...]

Money Talks

A new round of campaign finance reports are in, and here are LL's quick takes:
Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser's money train keep chugging, with just about every power-that-be in town writing her a $500 check. She raised $63,000 in the last two months, bringing her total so far to $148,000. Challenger Max Skolnik has raised [...]

Ward 4 Council Race Gets Crowdeder

Max Skolnik, the head of a youth nonprofit, has declared himself a candidate for the Ward 4 council seat in the rapidly approaching April primary.
Skolnik, 35, founded and runs Kid Power Inc., a nonprofit that "provides educational programming for 350 youth from underserved communities." He says he's jumping in the race because current Ward [...]

Bowser Faces Early Challenger In Ward 4

Baruti Jahi, who lost to Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser by more than 55 points in 2008, just announced he's going to try again.
Jahi describes himself thusly: "Jahi holds a Ph.D in Political Science from Howard University, is a past president of the Shepherd Park Citizens Association and, a community organizer who is very active [...]

Endless Campaign: Another D.C. Council Election Soon!

Every time LL is tempted to predict an election winner, he thinks of Examiner columnist Harry Jaffe’s declaration last year in March that then-Council Chairman Vince Gray was on a “suicide mission” in his bid to unseat former Mayor Adrian Fenty. If the mission was suicide, it was a failure; Gray beat Fenty, you may [...]