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Like a wormhole based out of the D.C. Board of Elections' Judiciary Square offices, the field of candidates running for a D.C. Council at-large seat continues to suck in new hopefuls. Someday, we'll all be running for this single seat, but for now LL has only three more candidates to add.
First up: city contractor and recent failed mayoral candidate Christian [...]
The only thing more trustworthy than Jeff Thompson in today's Kojo Nnamdi Show/Washington City Paper poll? The Mayoral Power Rankings.
1. Muriel Bowser
What: After lagging behind Gray in earlier public polls, Bowser is now tied with him in a new one from City Paper and The Kojo Nnamdi Show with 27 percent each. She sent out this ostensibly hip mailer, and [...]
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.
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.
Raised: $17,785. Spent: $0. Cash on hand: $19,185.
Bonds' contributors included controversial halfway house Hope [...]
The mayoral candidates weren't the only ones who had to report their campaign finances last week. Read on for the reports, and a not-so-surprising appearance from shadow Senate candidate Pete Ross' bank account.
Raised: $12,966. Spent: $4,819.33. Cash on hand: $54,875.86.
Nadeau outraised Bryan Weaver, her nearest Ward 1 competition, by about $4,000. Among Nadeau's donors: former Ward 6 [...]
Moving next year's primary to April may have lessened the impact of the Palisades Parade, the traditional kick-off for D.C.'s election season, but the politicians still came out yesterday. Below, the highlights:
Best Candy: LL can't tell you the results of the Democratic primary for mayor, but in the crucial stuff-to-hand-out category, Jack Evans has already [...]
An unsolved mystery from Tuesday's campaign is how perennial candidate Calvin Gurley won 57,000 votes in the D.C. Council chairman's race. That was good for 27 percent of the vote against Chairman Phil Mendelson's 72 percent.
That's pretty good for a guy who won 268 votes—2 percent of the vote—when he ran in the Democratic primary [...]
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 [...]