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Listen to the Loose Lips Ward 6 Debate

Ward 6 candidates Darrel Thompson and Charles Allen faced off last night at the Rock & Roll Hotel for the last Loose Lips debate of the primary season. If you missed it, check it out below for some back-and-forth over corporate campaign contributions and their own voting plans on April 1.

Come to the LL Ward 6 Debate Tonight

Do you have plans tonight, D.C.? Whatever they are, cancel them, because it's Ward 6 LL debate night.
Ward 6 hopefuls Charles Allen and Darrel Thompson will face off at the Rock & Roll Hotel starting at 8 p.m. sharp. LL, DCist's Sarah Hughes, and the Washington Informer's James Wright will be moderating, but you can submit your own questions through Twitter with hashtag [...]

Nadeau Beats Graham in LGBT Club Vote, Plus: More Endorsements

Challengers ruled at last night's Gertrude Stein Democratic Club endorsement vote, with both Ward 1 challenger Brianne Nadeau and at-large hopeful Nate Bennett-Fleming receiving more votes from the LGBT-focused club than their incumbent rivals.
Nadeau received 70 votes from members to incumbent Jim Graham's 64, with club president Angela Peoples calling Nadeau's victory "somewhat of a surprise" in a statement. Still, Nadeau fell [...]

Labor Council Won’t Endorse in the Mayor’s Race

With Vince Gray's veto of the Large Retailer Accountability Act/Walmart bill just a week old last September, local Metropolitan Washington Labor Council AFL-CIO boss Joslyn Williams predicted that Gray would have a tough time winning the union coalition's endorsement. The nearly 200 unions affiliated with Williams' group proved him right last night, with Gray and all of his [...]

Union Endorsements Fly in Ward 6 Race

Which Ward 6 candidate do city employees think is right to replace Tommy Wells? It depends on which ones you ask. Both the firefighters' and police officers' unions backed former Wells staffer Charles Allen today, while the AFSCME local that represents other city workers endorsed former Harry Reid aide Darrel Thompson earlier this week.
Fraternal Order of Police president-elect Delroy Burton opted for some clean-house rhetoric [...]

Ward Candidates Meet in First Debate

Last night's D.C. for Democracy debate at Sixth & I Synagogue went with fight night-style scheduling, putting undercard ward races ahead of the main mayoral bout later in the evening.
With Jack Evans and Muriel Bowser missing, it fell on Vince Gray, Tommy Wells, Reta Lewis, Vincent Orange, and Andy Shallal to answer a series of stultifying questions about tax policy.
Still, Wells went hard on Gray, [...]

Who Is the Next Tommy Wells?

With temperatures in the 20's, few people are opening their doors to Ward 6 D.C. Council candidate Darrel Thompson as he canvasses on a recent Saturday. Worse, one of those who does, an elderly woman, says she won’t vote for anyone in the race.
But Thompson, toe warmers stuffed in his socks, thinks it’s worth another [...]

December Finance Reports: Everyone Else

After covering the latest mayoral campaign filings yesterday, LL has written up the best and worst of the down-ballot races. Below, some challengers for At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, some Capitol Hill help for Ward 6 challenger Darrel Thompson, and the infinite wallet of Pete Ross.
Anita Bonds
Raised: $17,785. Spent: $0. Cash on hand:  $19,185.
Bonds' contributors included controversial halfway house Hope [...]

October Campaign Reports: Everything Else

The mayoral candidates weren't the only ones who had to report their campaign finances last week. Read on for the reports, and a not-so-surprising appearance from shadow Senate candidate Pete Ross' bank account.
Ward 1
Brianne Nadeau
Raised: $12,966. Spent: $4,819.33. Cash on hand: $54,875.86.
Nadeau outraised Bryan Weaver, her nearest Ward 1 competition, by about $4,000. Among Nadeau's donors: former Ward 6 [...]

Ex-Wells Chief of Staff Charles Allen Makes Ward 6 Run Official

The least believable acting job in D.C. politics comes to an end today.
Ex-Tommy Wells chief of staff Charles Allen, who insisted previously that he wasn't thinking about running for his old boss' seat, announced this afternoon that he's going to do exactly that.
Allen has looked like someone thinking about a campaign for a long time. [...]