Posts Tagged ‘bryan weaver’

Will Vincent Orange Opponents Split The Vote?

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 [...]

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 [...]

January Campaign Finance Reports: Everyone Else

The January campaign finance shed light on campaign financial details  beyond the mayor's race. Incumbent Jim Graham managed to outraise sole opponent Brianne Nadeau in Ward 1, but still lagged behind her in cash on hand.
In Ward 6, meanwhile, ex-Harry Reid staffer Darrel Thompson took in the most money while, like Graham, he lagged behind rival Charles Allen in reserves.
Ward 1
Jim Graham
Raised: [...]

In Ward 1, Ex-Democrat Bryan Weaver Says D.C. Has a “Warlord Problem”

Bryan Weaver dropped out of the Ward 1 Democratic primary on Wednesday, but he made a surprise visit at Thursday night's Kalorama Citizens Association’s debate anyway. While everyone waited for incumbent Jim Graham to arrive, Weaver, who will run in the general election instead of the primary, took the time to offer some strong words to [...]

Ward Candidates Meet in First Debate

Last night's D.C. for Democracy debate at Sixth & I Synagogue went with fight night-style scheduling, putting undercard ward races ahead of the main mayoral bout later in the evening.
With Jack Evans and Muriel Bowser missing, it fell on Vince Gray, Tommy Wells, Reta Lewis, Vincent Orange, and Andy Shallal to answer a series of stultifying questions about tax policy.
Still, Wells went hard on Gray, [...]

Bryan Weaver Drops Out of Ward 1 Primary, Will Run in General

Well, that's one way to deal with a split vote. In a statement, Ward 1 candidate Bryan Weaver announced this afternoon that he's dropping out of the Democratic primary for the Ward 1 D.C. Council seat, leaving challenger Brianne Nadeau to face off against incumbent Jim Graham alone on April 1. Instead, Weaver says he'll run as an independent in the Ward [...]

Grosso Endorses Graham Challenger Brianne Nadeau

This should make for some awkward encounters around the Wilson Building. At-Large Councilmember David Grosso tells LL that he's endorsing Ward 1 challenger Brianne Nadeau in her bid to unseat incumbent Jim Graham.
"It’s not normal for councilmembers to endorse people who are running against their colleagues," Grosso says.
Grosso says he chose to support Nadeau instead of fellow challenger Bryan Weaver because [...]

Ward 1 Candidate Beverley Wheeler Drops Out, Backs Challenger Brianne Nadeau

The Ward 1 vote against incumbent councilmember Jim Graham appears to be headed for a split, but it just got a little less schismatic. Former Phil Mendelson staffer Beverley Wheeler, who entered the race in September,  says she's dropping out and backing Brianne Nadeau.
Wheeler lagged behind the two other challengers in fundraising, raising only $6,830.00 compared to Bryan Weaver's $45,437.02 and Nadeau's [...]

December Finance Reports: Everyone Else

After covering the latest mayoral campaign filings yesterday, LL has written up the best and worst of the down-ballot races. Below, some challengers for At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, some Capitol Hill help for Ward 6 challenger Darrel Thompson, and the infinite wallet of Pete Ross.
Anita Bonds
Raised: $17,785. Spent: $0. Cash on hand:  $19,185.
Bonds' contributors included controversial halfway house Hope [...]

Sekou Biddle Becomes the Human Embodiment of Vote Splitting

Last month, LL wrote about Ward 1 challengers Bryan Weaver and Brianne Nadeau. They're at risk of creating yet another split election amongst the city's "progressive" voters, in part because of their similar platform (education; not being Jim Graham).
No one knows vote-splitting better than one-time Councilmember Sekou Biddle, who sliced and diced himself out of two At-Large elections, including [...]