Posts Tagged ‘mayor’

Feds: Vince Gray Knew About the Shadow Campaign

Mayor Vince Gray knew about the illicit Jeff Thompson-funded effort to get him elected in 2010, prosecutors say in court papers filed today connected to Thompson's plan to plead guilty to corruption charges.
Gray allegedly met with Thompson at Thompson associate Jeanne Clarke Harris' apartment in August 2010, according to Thompson's statement of offense, detailed by [...]

Evans: Insurance Commissioner Firing Was “Big Mistake”

For a guy who could ended up running against Vince Gray, mayoral hopeful Jack Evans has had trouble finding anything bad to say about the incumbent. Thanks to local righty talker WMAL, though, Evans has finally found something to disagree with the mayor about.
In an appearance yesterday on WMAL's Morning on the Mall, Evans says Gray's administration was [...]

Vincent Orange Is Running for Mayor

The rumors that At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange would run for mayor were proven correct today when a woman named Gerri Adams-Simmons picked up nominating petitions on behalf of Orange at the Board of Elections.
Adams-Simmons Says her group, calling itself the Draft Committee to Save Our City, met with Orange and asked him to run because [...]

The Name Game

Reta Lewis is looking for votes in Columbia Heights, but it’s not going well. Lewis’ latest target, a woman sitting outside the Metro station, isn’t just refusing to vote for her for mayor—she’s started insisting to a campaign worker that Lewis is corrupt.
She doesn’t seem to realize that Lewis is standing in front of her [...]

Bowser: D.C. Needs “Real Change”

Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser launched her mayoral campaign this morning outside her childhood home in North Michigan Park, telling a group of 100 or so supporters, reporters, and lookers-on who crowded onto 7th Street NE that the District needs new leadership so it can be "the most responsive and the most innovated government in [...]

Tommy Wells Launching Exploratory Committee Monday

Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells says he'll be launching an exploratory committee for mayor on Monday, as well as kicking off a more official "listening tour" that night at the Big Chair Coffee & Grill in Anacostia.
It's no secret that Wells has been exploring a run for mayor for quite some time. Launching an [...]

Wanted: None of the Above

Fourteen years ago, Marie Drissel was looking for a savior.
Marion Barry was limping to the end of his fourth term as mayor and the city wasn’t just broke, but broken. A federally imposed control board was the de facto city ruler, put in place because Congress didn’t trust the city to manage its own budget. [...]

David Catania: The Thrill Is Gone

In case you were wondering whether a white, gay former invitee to George W. Bush's Crawford ranch was going to run for mayor in D.C. in 2014 (or perhaps sooner),  the answer is no. At-Large Councilmember David Catania said on The Kojo Nnamdi Show today that while he once would have "loved" to be mayor, [...]

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VG on the Radio

Vincent Gray's mayoral campaign launched its first radio ad of the election season, complete with the D.C. Council chairman's "One City" slogan and stressing his education policies, including expanded pre-K programs, job training, and vocational education.
“Only one candidate for mayor has a plan to bring D.C.’s communities—east and west of the River—together, to create One [...]

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