Posts Tagged ‘Democratic Party’

Wells Supporters Tell Republicans, Independents to Switch Parties for Primary

Thanks to the District's overwhelmingly Democratic voter base,  the 2014 mayor's race will probably be decided in the April 1 Democratic primary. That's not good enough for some independent and Republican supporters of mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells, who have started urging their fellow non-Democratic District residents to join the majority party in time to vote for [...]

The Hacks’ Moment: D.C. Democratic Party Insiders Get to Pick a Councilmember

D.C. has never been much of a machine-politics city. In other one-party towns, members of ruling party’s hierarchy snag plum patronage jobs, anoint elected officials, and do their scheming in the (formerly) smoke-filled back rooms of fancy headquarters buildings. But in the District, whose political structure dates to the reform-minded 1970s rather than Boss Tweed’s [...]