Posts Tagged ‘christian carter’

Three More Candidates Enter At-Large Race

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 [...]

Christian Carter Still Not Running Again for Mayor

Rogue staffers with Twitter passwords: when will they stop terrorizing District pols? Marion Barry has blamed intemperate tweets on them more than once, and now former mayoral candidate Christian Carter say he's fallen victim to the same.
Carter provided the first of many surprises at the Jan. 19 Ward 8 straw poll, announcing in his opening remarks [...]

Bowser Beats Gray to Win Ward 8 Straw Poll

Muriel Bowser stomped over Vince Gray Saturday to win the Democratic straw poll in the Gray stronghold of Ward 8.
Bowser won 127 votes in the Ward 8 Democrats poll at Turner Elementary, beating out Ward 7 resident Gray, who only received 94 votes. (That was good for about 41 percent for Bowser, though another 38 [...]

Gray Leads Post Poll With Just 24 Percent

Vince Gray has twice as many voters as his closest rival in a new poll out from the Washington Post today, which shows an electorate split among eight candidates. Here's how Gray compared to his rivals in the poll, conducted from Jan. 9 to Jan. 12:

Vince Gray: 24 percent
Muriel Bowser: 12 percent
Jack Evans: 11 percent
Tommy Wells: 11 percent
Vincent Orange: 9 percent
Andy Shallal: 5 [...]

Morning Links

U.S. Attorney's Office, District attorney general reach a deal on disputed Jeff Thompson documents. [Post, LL, NBC 4]
Ward 1 D.C. Council candidate Beverley Wheeler drops out, endorses Brianne Nadeau. [LL]
Post ed board goes hard on Gray's kick-off apology. [Post]
Gray campaign debuts online video. [Post, LL]
Mayoral candidate Christian Carter has his petitions challenged. [LL]
Activists file legalization ballot initiative with the Board of [...]

8 of 9 Mayoral Candidates Avoid Ballot Challenges

The deadline for petition challenges came and went quietly today, with none of the major mayoral candidates tried to knock each another off the ballot. Long shot candidate and debate crasher Christian Carter, meanwhile, now has two challenges to deal with.
"It’s a part of the process," says Carter, who claims that he turned in roughly [...]

Morning Links

Vince Gray kicks off his new campaign, apologizes for the last one. [LL, Washingtonian, Post]
Read Gray's speech. [LL, Post]
Business community heavies meet for Gray, plan to raise $1 million in three weeks. [Post]
Fringe candidate Christian Carter crashes mayoral debate. [LL]
It's Vincent Orange party time. [LL]
Gray campaign tussles with reporter Tom Sherwood. [LL]
Tommy Wells wants affordable housing in D.C. United deal. [Housing Complex, Post]
Darrell Issa ambivalent [...]

At Debate, Mayoral Candidates Want to Face Vince Gray, Face Christian Carter Instead

Thursday's mayoral debate at Georgetown's Dumbarton House was as much about who didn't show up as who did. While the six of the seven major candidates were there, incumbent Vince Gray was missing, opting instead for a public-safety walkthrough in Ward 4's Shepherd Park.
Gray's absence, immediately following his congenial interview with WUSA9's  Bruce Johnson, left the other candidates incensed. Walking [...]

Mayoral Candidates Pitch Themselves at “Emergency” Meeting on Gentrification

Mayoral candidates' hunger for votes knows no boundaries, and so Tommy Wells, Andy Shallal, and longshot candidate Christian Carter headed to Anacostia's Union Temple Baptist Saturday afternoon for an "emergency townhall" on gentrification MCed by prolific anti-Semite Malik Zulu Shabazz.
Shabazz, a former head of the New Black Panther Party and one-time Ward 8 Council candidate, made his name during a 1994 speech [...]

Evans Cracks $1 Million in Fundraising, Bowser Hangs on to Cash Advantage

The last time the mayoral campaigns published their financial reports, Andy Shallal, Vincent Orange, and Vince Gray weren't even in the race. Despite the new candidates, though, things are looking awfully familiar in the latest round of campaign finance reports filed yesterday. The reports, which cover Oct. 10 to Dec. 10, show Jack Evans bringing in more money than any other [...]