Posts Tagged ‘John Settles’

Anita Bonds Crushes Opponents in Poll

The Democratic primary for an at-large D.C. Council seat hasn't been getting much attention this year. And with good reason: incumbent Councilmember Anita Bonds seems to be blowing out her competition.
While voters have a choice between four candidates in the race, a plurality of residents are sticking with just one. In a Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi [...]

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray are tied at 27 percent in new WCP/Kojo poll. [WAMU, LL]
Also: Voters find Jeff Thompson more believable than Gray. [LL]
Gray says he won't leave office if he's indicted. [LL, Post]
Current endorses John Settles in the at-large race. [Current PDF, p. 6]
Andy Shallal lands endorsement from controversial Rev. Willie Wilson. [Times]
Searchers continue to look for missing girl. [WTOP, WAMU, Post, Post]
U Street NW bar delighted by Fred Phelps' death. [...]

Listen to the LL At-Large Debate

The three Democrats hoping to oust Anita Bonds from her D.C. Council at-large seat came to the Black Cat last night for the LL at-large debate.
Below, listen to Nate Bennett-Fleming declare Bonds the worst at-large councilmember in Home Rule history, John Settles speculate about where that Malaysian airplane went, and Pedro Rubio talk about how about he'd [...]

Tonight! The At-Large Candidates Debate at the Black Cat

After Sunday night's mayoral-candidate throwdown, we're back tonight for round 2 of Washington City Paper's 2014 Loose Lips debates. The Democratic candidates for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council will face off at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat at 1811 14th Street NW. So far, challengers Nate Bennett-Fleming, Pedro Rubio, and John Settles have confirmed [...]

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: [...]

Frumin Crushing Field in At-Large Election Money Race

The first set of campaign finance reports is in for the eight candidates still running in April's special election for an at-large Council seat. The most noteworthy filing is the $71,000 raised by little-known Matthew Frumin, an attorney and Ward 3 ANC commissioner. Frumin, who also lent his campaign $10,000 of his own money, has [...]

At-Large Candidate Says Bankruptcy Won’t Hurt Chances

LL recently checked through court records to see if any of the candidates for the special at-large D.C. Council race had any legal problems involving stealing large amounts of public funds or lying on a bank loan application in order to buy a boat. Everyone passed!
But LL did find a bankruptcy filing by John Settles, [...]