Today's D.C. Council vote brings bad news for the District's meatheads, who are about to find getting ripped more expensive (although not by that much). The so-called "yoga tax" on gyms and yoga studios survived Council consideration of Chairman Phil Mendelson's Budget Support Act, as councilmembers shot down an attempt from mayoral hopeful David Catania to get rid [...]
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At 9:43 p.m., Brianne Nadeau hadn't arrived at her election-night party yet, but her campaign was prepping for a dramatic entrance. As Nadeau's campaign manager ushered handpicked supporters onto the stage to form a victorious-looking human tableau, the large crowd on the second floor of Solly's on U Street NW was glued to NewsChannel8, which was [...]
Pick up the WCP Politics Issue, on news stands today. For free! [WCP]
WCP editors don't endorse in mayor's race, but back Brianne Nadeau in Ward 1, Charles Allen in Ward 6, and Nate Bennett-Fleming in the at-large race. [City Desk]
Jim Graham and Nadeau face off over her loans in bizarre Starbucks encounter. [LL, Washingtonian, Blade]
Post ed board no fans of Graham's tactics. [Post]
Candidates face off [...]
Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham planned a press briefing this afternoon to capitalize on a Washington Post story about Graham's contention that opponent Brianne Nadeau committed fraud and got improper help (from, among others, Graham) buying a condo. But the briefing took a turn when Nadeau showed up with her own supporters.
Graham's press conference—which drew just two reporters, including LL—was [...]
Vince Gray's lawyer says he'll fight the charges if he's indicted. [WUSA9, NBC 4]
At WCP debate, no other mayoral candidates say they believe Gray's word over Jeff Thompson's. [LL, DCist, Washingtonian]
Jim Graham accuses his Ward 1 opponent of making his teeth look goofy in mailer. [LL]
Firefighters' union endorses Tommy Wells. [Post]
Snow can't stop early voting from starting at Judiciary Square. [WAMU, Post]
Candidates who want [...]
With 15 days to go before election day, the Ward 1 D.C. Council race is literally getting ugly. Councilmember Jim Graham claims that challenger Brianne Nadeau's campaign used Photoshop in a recent mailer to make him look worse.
In a mailing (above), Nadeau's campaign claims that Graham's dealings, including one that lead to a reprimand from his Council [...]
U.S. Attorney Ron Machen is no fan of Vince Gray, and now another group of District law enforcers has turned on the mayor as well. Despite endorsing Gray four years ago, the District's chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police announced yesterday that it will support Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells in April's Democratic primary.
In a statement, FOP chairman-elect Delroy Burton [...]
Among the candidates D.C. campaign finance figure Jeff Thompson backed illegally, according to information filed by prosecutors in connection with Thompson's guilty plea today, was Jeff Smith, who ran a losing Democratic primary campaign against Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham in 2010. Smith, who finished 35 percentage points behind Graham (but four votes ahead of fellow challenger Bryan [...]
Vince Gray says Secret Service road closures are "paralyzing" the District. [NBC 4, Times, Post]
D.C. Council passes marijuana decriminalization bill. [Post, Times, WBJ, WAMU]
How to smoke (almost) legally once the decriminalization bill becomes law. [LL]
David Catania's D.C. Promise bill passes the Council. [Post]
Compare where the mayoral hopefuls stand on issues. [Post]
Gray lands Chamber of Commerce endorsement. [LL, Post]
Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander caucuses [...]
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 [...]