Posts Tagged ‘kenyan mcduffie’

Morning Links

Michael Brown admits he received $100,000 off-the-books help from man resembling Jeff Thompson. [LL, Times, Post]
No attorney general race for the April ballot [LL, Post, Times]
Soap magnate puts $20,000 into D.C. pot legalization [WAMU]
Spike in homelessness puts Vince Gray in a tough spot [Post]
Gray defends Andy Shallal's honor. [LL]
Mayoral power rankings return. [LL]
Cyclists want a better bike trail in Rock Creek. [WAMU]
Third-party [...]

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

Muriel Bowser goes east of the river. [LL]
Marion Barry gets out of the hospital. [LL, Post]
Kenyan McDuffie and a disco ball kick off his campaign. [Post]
The Post poll could have underestimated support for the D.C. United stadium. [Housing Complex]
Crack is whack, D.C. [WAMU]
$8 billion in development predicted on streetcar lines. [Post]
Christian Carter's mayoral campaign is over. For real this time. [LL]
CSX [...]

December Finance Reports: Everyone Else

After covering the latest mayoral campaign filings yesterday, LL has written up the best and worst of the down-ballot races. Below, some challengers for At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, some Capitol Hill help for Ward 6 challenger Darrel Thompson, and the infinite wallet of Pete Ross.
At-Large
Anita Bonds
Raised: $17,785. Spent: $0. Cash on hand:  $19,185.
Bonds' contributors included controversial halfway house Hope [...]

Morning Links

Vince Gray announces $187 million for affordable housing. [Housing Complex, Post]
WCP's People Issue is here! Featuring taxi commish Ron Linton and councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie and David Grosso. [WCP]
Ron Machen won't be rushed. [LL, Post]
Fire department could encrypt some transmissions. [LL, Post, WAMU]
Gray says planning commission's rejection of Height Act changes was "disappointing." [WBJ]
D.C. still wants some control over building height. [Housing Complex]
Prosecutors want company [...]

Morning Links

What was Harry Thomas Jr. doing back in D.C.? [Times]
OSSE pays almost $90K to consulting firm for a day of work. [Post]
Cabbies want to meet with Mayor Vince Gray over modernization law. [WAMU]
New documents allege WUSA9 anchor J.C. Hayward was paid by contractor in charter school scheme. [Post]
Paul Zukerberg, suing over the attorney general election, is now running in it. [...]

McDuffie Announces Re-Election Run

In a deeply unsurprising move, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie says that he'll run for re-election next year.
McDuffie made the announcement on a conference call last night with supporters. McDuffie plans to register a campaign committee with the Office of Campaign Finance today. So far, the race hasn't attracted any challengers.
Photo by Darrow Montgomery

Marion Barry’s Twitter Account Goes Rogue

Marion Barry has gone through plenty of transformations throughout his career, from Pride Inc. firebrand to Newt Gingrich's unlikely pal. But tweets from Barry's Twitter account in response to this morning's Council panel recommendation that he lose his committee chairmanship may have inspired the mayor-for-life's most unlikely persona yet: Marion Barry, stickler for the rules.
Someone with access to Barry's Twitter [...]

Committee Recommends Censure for Marion Barry

Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry could be headed toward his second D.C. Council censure in three years. This morning, the Council committee created to punish Barry for accepting cash from city contractors recommended censuring the mayor-for-life and stripping him of his committee chairmanship.
The five-member committee, made up of Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, [...]

Council Report on Marion Barry Set to Drop Monday

Hey, remember Marion Barry? Four-term mayor turned Ward 8 councilmember, took $6,800 in gifts from city contractors? The fight over the Large Retailer Accountability Act has made it hard to keep track of the mayor-for-life's latest ethics mess, but he'll be back in the news Monday, when the D.C. Council committee that was created to [...]

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