Posts Tagged ‘Jack Evans’

Are You Running for D.C. Council? Consult This Chart!

With its eight mayoral candidates and handful of down-ballot races, the April 1 Democratic primary may have zapped the attention spans of all but the closest watchers of District politics. Which could make the general election’s race for two at-large seats on the D.C. Council a bit of a mind derecho, at least if you [...]

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser says she was misunderstood on controversial boundary proposal. [Post]
Budget impasse between Vincent Orange's office and Vince Gray administration could doom Wednesday's Emancipation Day parade. [Post]
Fire department investigating whether medics failed to follow policy in woman's death. [NBC 4]
Post ed board: Democrats like Yvette Alexander and Tommy Wells mulling a party switch would be pulling a "crass ploy." [Post]
Deputy mayor [...]

Evans Constituent Service Fund Spends Another $26K on Sports Tickets

The latest round of constituent service fund disclosures came out earlier this month, and they show—LL can't believe it—lots of actual constituent service.
Vince Gray's fund covered some rent bills; D.C. Council chairman Phil Mendelson's fund spent $290 on food for people mourning Medric Mills, the 77-year-old man who died after not receiving help outside a District fire station. Mayoral [...]

Evans Introduces Election Overhaul Bill

Ward 2 Councilmember and two-time mayoral candidate Jack Evans just spent 298 days running unsuccessfully for office. Now he's got some ideas on what needs changing.
On Tuesday, Evans introduced legislation that includes four big changes to city elections. Evans' bill would move the primary from April to June and establish a separate presidential primary in March to [...]

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray have awkward encounters at Unity Breakfast, leadership event. [Post, WBJ]
Surprise—Dems at breakfast no fan of David Catania. [Blade]
Bowser inner circle includes Adrian Fenty hardcores. [Post]
Including Fenty mastermind Tom Lindenfeld. [Post]
Bowser says she'll give Gray time to get over it. [LL]
Behold, the school boundary proposals. [Post]
Bowser meets with schools chancellor Kaya Henderson. [WAMU]
Rev. Graylan Hagler declares for at-large seat, Elissa [...]

Who Had the Priciest Mayoral Campaign?

LL heard a couple of cracks on Tuesday about how much Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans' mayoral campaign had spent on what would turn out to be a fourth-place finish. But the wags might want to add another target to their jokes, because Evans somehow didn't even spend the most more per vote.
Here's how much [...]

On Election Night, a Happy Jack (But Not an Ecstatic One)

Jack Evans' dominant campaign-signage game continued all the way through election night, when the sidewalk abutting Stoney's Lounge on P Street NW was stuffed with more red card-stock than a massacred paper mill. Inside, a Jack Evans banner was less lucky: As it peeled from the walls of Stoney's second-floor bar, Evans supporters rushed to [...]

Finding Few Voters, Jack Evans and Tommy Wells Make Their Final Pushes

Mayoral candidate and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans arrived just before 1 p.m. at Ward 6's Kennedy Recreation Center in Shaw to talk to voters. The only problem: There were none.
"There's no voters," he said, raising his hands.
Skip Coburn, head of the D.C. Nightlife Association, was out in front of the polling center wearing a [...]

Bowser to Voters: It’s a Two-Person Race. Don’t Waste Your Vote.

With polls showing her in a statistical tie with Mayor Vince Gray for the lead in today's mayoral primary, Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser sought to sway supporters of other candidates to her side with a simple message: If you vote for anyone but me or Gray, you're wasting your vote.
Bowser took to the home [...]

Mayoral Power Rankings: Week 11

The debates are over, and now it's all about how much walking-around money is in your bank account and how many seniors are in your vans. It's the penultimate Mayoral Power Rankings.
Check back Tuesday morning for the final Mayoral Power Rankings, and follow LL on Twitter for live election coverage this weekend through primary day.
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