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Her 2014 campaign accepted nearly $15,000 worth of contributions that exceeded legal limits.
Karl Racine's campaign owed him $451,000 as of July 31.
Forty-four percent of the $338,000 raised came from outside the District.
With the mayoral primary's outcome still unknown on Monday, deep-pocketed campaign contributors had already picked their winner. While Vince Gray reported just $750 in his last campaign finance report, Muriel Bowser received $17,700 in contributions the day before the election.
Bowser's last-minute donors included lobbyists, attorneys, and developers as far afield as Florida. Among Bowser's contributors:
Lobbyists Gregory Proctor ($1,000) and Lori [...]
Among the candidates D.C. campaign finance figure Jeff Thompson backed illegally, according to information filed by prosecutors in connection with Thompson's guilty plea today, was Jeff Smith, who ran a losing Democratic primary campaign against Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham in 2010. Smith, who finished 35 percentage points behind Graham (but four votes ahead of fellow challenger Bryan [...]
Vince Gray wasn't exactly making a Nostradamus-like leap when he warned that his mayoral opponents would want to hear more about his 2010 campaign, and now his prediction has come true. In a press release from his D.C. Council office, fellow mayoral Vincent Orange says he'll introduce a Council resolution asking for the release of the long-delayed [...]
Phony campaign loans are starting to rival straw donations and shadow campaigns as the Rosetta Stone for understanding corruption in the District. There’s former Councilmember Michael Brown’s $20,000 “gift”— from an unnamed businessman whose description in court papers sounds a lot like federal investigation target Jeffrey Thompson—which Brown reported as a personal loan to his [...]
The next set of D.C. campaign finance reports are due in two days, and it looks like former Councilmember Michael Brown could be reporting a tidy haul.
Brown doesn't have a figure of how much he's raised immediately available, but he's been on a fundraising tear this last week.
Brown says he was in Los Angeles on [...]
Critics of the District's campaign finance system say the current setup gives too much power to developers, contractors, and other business types with access to multiple limited-liability corporations. An individual who controls 10 separate corporations can write 10 separate checks—all at the maximum level—and be perfectly legal. Not only can that individual far surpass the [...]