Posts Tagged ‘Jim Graham’

Morning Links

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 [...]

Nadeau Beats Graham in LGBT Club Vote, Plus: More Endorsements

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 [...]

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Agreement between Ron Machen and Irv Nathan reveals new details of federal investigation into settlement with Jeff Thompson's company [LL]
Judge dismisses lawsuit against Jim Graham [LL, Post]
Relatives of the man who died near a fire station without receiving help say they haven't decided yet on suing. [WAMU, City Desk]
Muriel Bowser wins the Ward 4 straw poll, but not with enough votes to win the [...]

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Jim Graham

Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham will have one less problem to worry about in his coming re-election fight. After deciding that Graham can't be sued for his role in a botched Metro development deal, a federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit filed against him over it.
Since the tortured tale of Graham, Metro, and the D.C. [...]

Morning Links

Tommy Wells' marijuana decriminalization bill passes with public pot smoking kept a crime. [LL, Times, Post, NBC ]
Office of Planning boss Harriet Tregoning leaves for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. [Housing Complex, Post, WBJ]
Vince Gray cabinet official takes a leave of absence to work on the campaign [LL]
And David Catania's chief of staff leaves the D.C. Council to work on his [...]

January Campaign Finance Reports: Everyone Else

The January campaign finance shed light on campaign financial details  beyond the mayor's race. Incumbent Jim Graham managed to outraise sole opponent Brianne Nadeau in Ward 1, but still lagged behind her in cash on hand.
In Ward 6, meanwhile, ex-Harry Reid staffer Darrel Thompson took in the most money while, like Graham, he lagged behind rival Charles Allen in reserves.
Ward 1
Jim Graham
Raised: [...]

Morning Links

Vince Gray pulls in $627,000 in campaign contributions. [Post]
District reports $321 million surplus. [LL]
But it's already spoken for. [Housing Complex]
No Office of Campaign Finance report on Gray for Vincent Orange. [LL]
Ward 1 candidate calls Jim Graham a "warlord," albeit not one as bad as Joseph Kony. [LL]
The new traffic cameras went online Saturday. [Times]
D.C. Council plans a pushback on the [...]

In Ward 1, Ex-Democrat Bryan Weaver Says D.C. Has a “Warlord Problem”

Bryan Weaver dropped out of the Ward 1 Democratic primary on Wednesday, but he made a surprise visit at Thursday night's Kalorama Citizens Association’s debate anyway. While everyone waited for incumbent Jim Graham to arrive, Weaver, who will run in the general election instead of the primary, took the time to offer some strong words to [...]

Morning Links

GAO rejects budget autonomy referendum. [City Desk, WAMU, Post, Times]
Fire lieutenant on leave during investigation into man's death outside fire station. [Times, Post]
DCPS was warned about cheating, didn't do much about it. [AP, Post]
Post ed board: fire department is "a national embarrassment." [Post]
April primary candidates face off in Sixth & I Synagogue forums. [LL, Post]
Walter Reed development gets HUD blessing. [...]

Bryan Weaver Drops Out of Ward 1 Primary, Will Run in General

Well, that's one way to deal with a split vote. In a statement, Ward 1 candidate Bryan Weaver announced this afternoon that he's dropping out of the Democratic primary for the Ward 1 D.C. Council seat, leaving challenger Brianne Nadeau to face off against incumbent Jim Graham alone on April 1. Instead, Weaver says he'll run as an independent in the Ward [...]