Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Thies’

Northwest Current Withdraws Its Gray Endorsement

Vince Gray asked District residents last night to believe in his innocence, but the staff of the Northwest Current isn't buying it. After endorsing Gray's re-election bid last week, the paper announced today that shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson's guilty plea has inspired them to withdraw it.
As usual, the Current's website doesn't have the editorial yet, but you can read [...]

Morning Links

Marion Barry leaves rehabilitation center, says he'll finish his D.C. Council term. [WTOP, Post, Times]
Muriel Bowser cancels a fundraiser at the home of scandal-tied Adrian Fenty pal Sinclair Skinner. [Post]
Northwest Current endorses Vince Gray. [LL]
This week's column: Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies tries to prove he can win. [LL]
Post ed board: city should consider a separate EMS department. [Post]
DC Water tells some in Upper Northwest to [...]

The Mayor’s Mouth

Mayor Vince Gray isn’t just running for re-election. He’s Muhammad Ali, pulling the rope-a-dope on his rivals like it’s the Rumble in the Jungle.
If you bring up how many of Gray’s friends are headed to prison, he’ll come back like Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, stronger than he was before. He’s Rocky Balboa facing Apollo Creed, [...]

Bowser Passes Rivals in New Poll, Still Lags Behind Gray

Muriel Bowser's campaign has insisted since January that the crowded mayoral field has only two viable candidates: Bowser and incumbent mayor Vince Gray. Now a new poll from WAMU and NBC4 suggests that the race is headed in that direction.
More than a month after the Washington Post released the last public poll that wasn't funded by a campaign, [...]

Vince Gray: I’m One of You

Mayor Vince Gray: he's just like you. That's the message of the Gray campaign's new video, "One of Our Own," where Gray talks about his upbringing in the District and promises, in language similar to several of his rivals, that people who have been here during the bad times can stay here during the good [...]

Post Backs Off on Jack Evans Whiteness Headline

The Washington Post found itself juggling story headlines last night after making a surprisingly controversial statement in one: Mayoral hopeful and Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans is white.
Evans got his turn in the Post's series of mayoral profiles last night, with the headline "Jack Evans, a White D.C. Council Member, Sets His Sights on Becoming Mayor of [...]

Jack Evans Accuses Rivals of Dishonest Campaign Reporting

Something's been bugging Jack Evans. Ahead of every campaign finance report deadline, he brings in the gargantuan campaign contribution totals that made him the first mayoral candidate to break $1 million in total fundraising. But he has similarly outsized expenses, repeatedly leaving him with a smaller bank account in campaign finance disclosures than rival Muriel Bowser.
Now Evans [...]

Vince Gray Defends Andy Shallal’s Honor, But Shallal Doesn’t Care

Vince Gray's campaign sent out one of the odder blast emails of the election cycle so far this morning, claiming that rival Muriel Bowser's gone Tea Party.
"I never thought I'd see this in a Democratic election in the District of Columbia," Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies wrote in the email, which includes pictures of Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin. "Muriel Bowser has [...]

Council Colleagues Won’t Back Vincent Orange on Vince Gray Investigation

Vincent Orange wants to know what's in the long-delayed Office of Campaign Finance report on Vince Gray's last campaign. No doubt many of his twelve D.C. Council colleagues, four of whom are also either running against Gray or considering a mayoral bid, would like to see it, too. But Orange couldn't translate that curiosity into votes Tuesday, with [...]

Official Leaves Gray Cabinet to Work on Campaign

Staffers for Vince Gray have been working for their boss's campaign in their off-hours for a while, but now the mayor will have a high-ranking city official working for him full-time. Steve Glaude, the District's director of Community of Affairs, tells LL that he's taken a leave of absence from his city job to help Gray get re-elected.
Glaude, who [...]