Posts Tagged ‘brianne nadeau’

Ward 1 Hopeful Ernest Johnson Draws Slim Crowd for Kickoff

LL headed over to Columbia Heights on Saturday for independent Ward 1 D.C. Council candidate Ernest Johnson's campaign kickoff rally. Could Johnson's event draw numbers that would suggest he can stitch together some sort of coalition opposed to Democratic nominee Brianne Nadeau?
The answer: probably not. The rally left LL convinced that Nadeau can go ahead and pick out [...]

Bryan Weaver Won’t Run in Ward 1

Ward 1 Democratic nominee Brianne Nadeau's path to a D.C. Council seat just got a little easier. Bryan Weaver, who dropped out of the Democratic primary to run in the general election, now tells LL that he won't pick up petitions to get on the November ballot.
Weaver, who dropped out of the primary in the face of [...]

Failed Mayoral Candidate Plans Ward 1 Bid

Presumptive Ward 1 councilmember Brianne Nadeau just got a little less presumptive. While ostensible general election rival Bryan Weaver won't even tell LL whether he's actually running against Nadeau, real estate broker and former mayoral candidate Ernest Johnson says he'll enter the race as an independent.
Johnson, 65, says he's been gathering supporters in coffee shops around the ward and plans to [...]

Brianne Nadeau Slammed Over Ward 1 Democrats Election

After wresting the Ward 1 Democratic D.C. Council nomination from Jim Graham last month, Brianne Nadeau might be enjoying a quiet six months until the general election as the presumptive councilmember. Instead, thanks to a contested Ward 1 Democrats election last weekend, she found herself at odds last week with the same people who are supposed to get her elected in November.
Ahead of last Saturday's [...]

Mystery Nadeau Hater Papers Adams Morgan

Brianne Nadeau's upset over Jim Graham in the Ward 1 D.C. Council primary is more than a month old, but time hasn't healed all wounds for one Nadeau foe. Witness the construction barrier at 17th and Columbia Road NW, which has been papered with anti-Nadeau flyers like the one above.
LL's not sure about the wisdom of associating a political [...]

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 [...]

Here’s Who Won Yesterday’s Elections

The Board of Elections has (finally) finished counting most of the votes from yesterday's primary elections, though special and absentee ballots are still being added to the totals. Here's who won which Democratic nominations:

Mayor: Muriel Bowser
D.C. Council At-Large: Anita Bonds
D.C. Council chair: Phil Mendelson
Ward 1 D.C. Council: Brianne Nadeau
Ward 3 D.C. Council: Mary Cheh
Ward 5 D.C. Council: Kenyan McDuffie
Ward [...]

In Ward 1, Brianne Nadeau Boots Jim Graham From D.C. Council

At 9:43 p.m., Brianne Nadeau hadn't arrived at her election-night party yet, but her campaign was prepping for a dramatic entrance. As Nadeau's campaign manager ushered handpicked supporters onto the stage to form a victorious-looking human tableau, the large crowd on the second floor of Solly's on U Street NW was glued to NewsChannel8, which was [...]

Ward 1 Candidates Face Off at…Starbucks?

Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham planned a press briefing this afternoon to capitalize on a Washington Post story about Graham's contention that opponent Brianne Nadeau committed fraud and got improper help (from, among others, Graham) buying a condo. But the briefing took a turn when Nadeau showed up with her own supporters.
Graham's press conference—which drew just two reporters, including LL—was [...]

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 [...]