Posts Tagged ‘campaign finance’

Michael Brown: Someone Stole From Me!

At-Large Councilmember Michael A. Brown has just put out a release saying one of his longtime campaign aides has been stealing from his campaign funds and the police are investigating at his request.
Brown wouldn't say who the aide was, but he did say that he's taken over as his campaign's treasurer, since he was the [...]

Vince Gray Wants to Change D.C. Campaign Finance Laws

Mayor Vince Gray is seeking changes to the District's campaign finance law that would, if enacted, dramatically change the way D.C. pols raise money for their campaigns.
At a D.C. Council committee hearing going on right now, Attorney General Irv Nathan outlined new proposals from the mayor that Nathan said will be part of legislation introduced [...]

Kwame Brown Now Faces Campaign Finance Charge

A day after he resigned and was charged with felony bank fraud in federal court, former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown was charged with violating the District's campaign finance laws during his 2008 re-election campaign. In a court filing today in D.C. Superior Court, prosecutors say Brown authorized a relative of his to open a [...]

Proteus Spann, the Mystery Man

For a movie producer in Hollywood, Proteus Spann certainly appears to care a lot about D.C. politics.
Since 2006, Spann has given $27,000 to local political campaigns as an individual and through his two production companies, Proteus E2 Productions and Pro2Play.
Why those donations matter: Spann’s giving pattern aligns almost perfectly with donations from Jeff Thompson, the [...]

Aides Puzzled by $100,000 Payout to Gray’s Part-Time Campaign Treasurer

Considering how much attention the finances of Mayor Vince Gray's 2010 campaign have been getting (both from the media and, apparently, federal investigators), it's remarkable how little we've heard about the bid's presumed head bean counter, treasurer Betty Brown.
What's also remarkable? Records show she was paid more than $100,000 to work on the campaign, which [...]

Vernon Hawkins, Person of Interest

Sulaimon Brown, what hath you wrought?
Just over a year ago, the former D.C. minor mayoral candidate with a Maryland driver’s license upended the city’s political world with his front-page accusations in the Washington Post. Brown, you all know, claimed he’d taken secret cash payments and the promise of a city job from top officials in [...]

Just Following Money Orders

At 6:58 p.m. on Mar. 10, 2011, Western Union sold two $500 money orders that were later given to Councilmember Vincent Orange’s campaign. A minute later, the same Western Union agent sold another $500 money order that was also headed to Orange.
At 7:04 p.m., a different Western Union agent sold two more $500 money orders, [...]

Money for the Home Stretch

If you were holding off on giving to your preferred D.C. Council candidate, today's the last chance to do so and have your donation show up on the all-important March 10 campaign finance report.
Why are these reports important? Because the election is three weeks away, and it's only now that most people are even starting [...]

Bowser Defends Corporate Giving, And Lots of It

Last summer, Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown showed Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells who was boss by stripping Wells of his beloved transportation committee. A side effect of the move was a game of musical committee chairs that left Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser in charge of the government operations committee. And that [...]