Posts Tagged ‘Jim Graham’

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
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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Tommy Wells takes reporters to Maryland hotel housing D.C. homeless families. [Post]
Gray spokesman calls Wells' event a "shameless political stunt." [WAMU]
David Grosso backs challenger to Jim Graham. [LL, Post]
D.C. unemployment rate hits 8.1 percent. [WTOP, Post]
Fire department investigating man's death in front of fire station. [WJLA]
Post ed board: what to do with embattled Options Public Charter School? [Post]
Officials "break ground" on [...]

Grosso Endorses Graham Challenger Brianne Nadeau

This should make for some awkward encounters around the Wilson Building. At-Large Councilmember David Grosso tells LL that he's endorsing Ward 1 challenger Brianne Nadeau in her bid to unseat incumbent Jim Graham.
"It’s not normal for councilmembers to endorse people who are running against their colleagues," Grosso says.
Grosso says he chose to support Nadeau instead of fellow challenger Bryan Weaver because [...]

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 [...]

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