Posts Tagged ‘DC Vote’

Catania Floats PAC to Deter Meddling Congressmen

Maybe Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) should have given mayoral hopeful David Catania that meeting after all. Almost a month after Harris' staff snubbed him in a congressional office building, Catania thinks deep-pocketed District residents should consider launching a political action committee to scare off congressmen considering Harris-style meddling in District laws.
“Everyone understands that Congress has the right to tell us what to [...]

Mayor No Fan of DC Vote’s Name

Mayor Vince Gray has had enough with questions about the logistics of Saturday morning's statehood rally at the D.C. World War I Memorial. Will there be enough parking for seniors? Can the troubled fire department handle medical emergencies at the rally? Will people be able to find the site, tucked next to the National Mall's Reflecting Pool?
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Santa-Impersonating Congressman Doesn’t Like District’s Traffic Cams

A Michigan congressman is working on a bill that would outlaw the District's speed and red light cameras. But it's not because he has a lead foot, his spokesman insists.
Freshman Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, who moonlights as a Santa Claus impersonator and reindeer rancher, doesn't even have a car in Washington, according to spokesman Matt Chisholm. [...]

Who Needs a Crowd When You’ve Got 43,438 Votes?

Victory had already been declared by the time I arrived at DC Vote's election-night party on the roof of The Brixton on U Street NW after 10 p.m., and the crowd had thinned out. But a celebratory odor of cigar smoke hung over the intimate gathering: More than 83 percent of voters said yes to the [...]