Posts Tagged ‘DC GOP’

D.C. Republicans Clash Over Chairman in Bitter Leadership Fight

Republicans try to get their act together, again.

Republicans Field Former Justice Department Lawyer for Council Chairman

The Republican field for November's D.C. Council races has doubled in size today—from one candidate, to two! D.C. GOP executive Robert Turner told the D.C. Board of Elections this morning that former Department of Justice lawyer Kris Hammond has been selected by the party to run against incumbent Democrat Phil Mendelson for Council chairman.
In an ominous sign for Hammond's chances, Republicans are only able to [...]

Attorney Enters, Then Quickly Leaves, GOP Mayoral Race

In November, the District will have the closest thing to a competitive mayoral general election in 20 years. While independent candidates David Catania and Carol Schwartz working to make the ballot, though, the D.C. Republican Party—the District's second-largest party in terms of registration—is nowhere to be found.
The party didn't have any primary candidates in April, and four-time Republican mayoral hopeful Carol Schwartz wouldn't [...]

The Goo-Goo Posse

The resignation of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown, after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud, will probably lead to exactly what his victory in the chairman’s race did: a special election to fill an at-large seat.
Brown’s departure meant a promotion for current Chairman Phil Mendelson, who is almost certain to win a [...]