Posts Tagged ‘Carol Schwartz’

Ain’t No Party Like a Patrick Mara Party

Cautious optimism at the Patrick Mara party at Columbia Heights' the Coupe has soured into maybe-next-year, as the election returns turned against the GOP candidate even before his 20-something campaign volunteers could get Board of Election results on the TV.
On hand for the switch: former Phil Mendelson campaign volunteer Nicole Whiteman, who ditched Democratic candidates [...]

Try and Try and Try Again

There are many Pat Maras in D.C.
They are the young college strivers from around the country, who flock post-graduation to jobs at the Capitol where they answer constituent mail, get coffee, and move up in the ranks. After a few years on the Hill, they cash in/sell out/move on to better paying lobbying and consulting [...]

Pat Mara Running, Jim Graham Gets A Challenger

Republican Pat Mara just announced on Newstalk with Bruce DePuyt his candidacy for the special election in April for an at-large D.C. Council seat. Mara is hoping that that the third time is the charm, as he's run unsuccessfully for an at-large seat in 2008 and 2011.
Mara had some level of success in both races—he [...]

Chartered’s Crappy Record

Yesterday, District officials put a number—$4 million— to the so-called "financial irregularities" occurring at Chartered Health Plan, the Medicaid managed care organization that the city recently seized from alleged shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson.
Chartered's books can't account for $3 million in revenue and $1 million in expenses. Specific details about where this money came and [...]

Alexander Loses Out on Parking Lot Dough

Here's a sign that incumbent Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander may be in some trouble come April: the deep-pocketed parking lobby that helped finance her previous campaign is now backing one of her opponents.
Tom Brown's most recent campaign filings show him receiving at least 10 separate donations of the maximum $500 from entities linked to [...]

Loose Lips Daily: OCF No Show Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
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Money Matters
We Are Marshall

Good morning sweet readers! Georgetown has angered Poseidon, probably over parking issues. News time:
No Show: All three dailies covered the non-event that was [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Lobbytown Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
Good morning sweet readers! Tax days were the worst days, now LL drinks champagne when he's thirstay. News time:
Lobbytown: Did you know that the District pays outside lobbyists to work [...]

There’s a D.C. Council Race On. Why Aren’t Any Women Running?

On paper, a gig as an at-large councilmember seems like an ideal job for a working mom. It’s part-time, has flexible hours, and pays extraordinarily well. You also don’t have to worry about ward-specific constituent problems and can pretty much park wherever you want.
Why then, aren’t more moms, or women of any sort, interested in [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Full Speed Ahead Edition

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Gabe Klein Will Not Run (or Bike)
Sekou Biddle Wants To Be Your Councilmember

Good morning sweet readers! It's Thursday, Thursday, Thursday, which means there's another [...]

Sekou Biddle Wants To Be Your Councilmember

Let’s get this out of the way: The ear-to-ear scar that runs atop the crown of Sekou Biddle’s skull is the result of some asshole blindsiding him with a pool cue in the mid-’90s when he was trying to head off a bar fight. The single whack, which the newest member of the D.C. Council [...]

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