Posts Tagged ‘Jim Graham’

Graham, Allen Land SEIU Endorsements

Ward 1 incumbent Jim Graham and Ward 6 Council candidate Charles Allen got some labor backing for their respective campaigns today, with both winning the endorsements of the Service Employees International Union.
The union endorsement gives a boost to Tommy Wells heir Allen in his race against former Harry Reid staffer Darrell Thompson, with the Ward 6 race shaping up to be the most competitive race [...]

Ward 1 Candidate Beverley Wheeler Drops Out, Backs Challenger Brianne Nadeau

The Ward 1 vote against incumbent councilmember Jim Graham appears to be headed for a split, but it just got a little less schismatic. Former Phil Mendelson staffer Beverley Wheeler, who entered the race in September,  says she's dropping out and backing Brianne Nadeau.
Wheeler lagged behind the two other challengers in fundraising, raising only $6,830.00 compared to Bryan Weaver's $45,437.02 and Nadeau's [...]

Ward 1 Candidates Scrap on Rat Policy

LL didn't expect rats to be the hottest issue in the Ward 1 race, but here we are. Following D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham's introduction of an anti-rat bill Tuesday, challenger Brianne Nadeau is out with a statement saying Graham is all wrong on rat killing.
Graham's bill would require businesses with food licenses to submit a plan [...]

Morning Links

Eleanor Holmes Norton pitches eliminating 30-day congressional review period. [WAMU]
Anita Bonds-backed property tax breaks for seniors pass first vote. [LL, Post]
Marion Barry to meet with candidates courting his endorsement—but not Andy Shallal. [LL]
Jim Graham no fan of rats. [LL]
Jack Evans tries to redirect money away from Howard Town Center. [Housing Complex]
"Living wage" for city contractors finally gets an increase. [Post]
Council [...]

Jim Graham Vs. the Rats

Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham's had enough with the rats of Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant, and he's taking his fight to the D.C. Council.
"Rats prosper on battery cables," Graham said as he introduced an anti-rat bill today. "Pizza is much better."
Graham's legislation, roundly backed by other councilmembers, would require District businesses with food licenses to [...]

Loose Lips Quotes of 2013: Jim Graham

"I certainly wish I hadn't said what I said, if I said it." – Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham, Dec. 9.
Five years later, Jim Graham is coming around to the idea that he made a mistake by intervening in a Metro development deal and the city's lottery contract. His actions earned him dings from a Metro [...]

The Loosies: The Best, Worst, and Weirdest in D.C. Politics in 2013

The District’s political world felt like it spent most of 2013 in the waiting room: waiting for U.S. Attorney Ron Machen to charge somebody, waiting for Mayor Vince Gray to announce whether he would run again, waiting for the wave of criminal councilmembers to subside (adios, Michael Brown!). 2013 was a two-hour movie trailer, 365 [...]

Morning Links

Kaya Henderson isn't leaving D.C. to work for Bill de Blasio. [Informer, WAMU, Post]
David Catania says there's an "extremely high" chance he'll run in the general election if Vince Gray wins the primary. [Post]
Michael Brown gets a new court date. [Post]
So do Jeff Thompson associates. [LL]
Jim Graham likes poll, not enough to make sure it's paid for. [LL, Post]
Post ed board goes in for another round of [...]

Poll Goes Missing on Graham Campaign Filing

Before he announced his re-election bid Monday, Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham launched an exploratory committee to poll on his chances. In an appearance this afternoon on WAMU's The Politics Hour, Graham touted what he says were the very positive results of that poll: a 54 percent approval rating for the incumbent, with Graham pulling 37 percent of [...]

Morning Links

Uh-oh: Congressman who tried to strip D.C.'s gun laws wants to take over the House committee on D.C. [Washingtonian]
Jim Graham explains his strategy for fighting pop-up buildings. [Housing Complex]
Cab commission cracks down on cabbies using Square credit card readers. [Post]
Cabs could get color schemes earlier with vouchers. [Post]
Cop accused of pimping heads to court today. [...]