Posts Tagged ‘Jim Graham’

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. [...]

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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.
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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 [...]