Posts Tagged ‘Muriel Bowser’

No Unity for Gray and Bowser After Unity Fundraiser

The District's feuding Democratic factions made nice with each other last Saturday for a "unity" fundraiser for Muriel Bowser at downtown's Capitale nightclub. One-time Vince Gray stalwart and Bowser hater Marion Barry even promised to kick mayoral hopeful David Catania's ass on Bowser's behalf. But the event aimed at party unity failed to bring in Bowser's most significant former opponent: Gray.
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Tax Cuts Beat Out Streetcars in Budget Vote

A plan to cut taxes from D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson prevailed over Vince Gray's attempt to preserve streetcar money in a Council budget vote today.
Mendelson found the money for $165 million worth of business, personal, and income tax cuts in the streetcar budget. The budget passed with Mendelson's change, 11-2. Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion [...]

Defeated Mayoral Hopefuls To Host Bowser Fundraiser This Weekend

Being the District's Democratic nominee for mayor must be pretty sweet. Not only do you get to thrash your mayoral rivals in the primary, but when it's all over, they throw you a party.
Beaten Muriel Bowser opponents Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange, and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans are all listed as hosts for a "unity fundraiser" [...]

Catania Campaign Tells Bowser to Cut Short “Vacation”

David Catania's mayoral bid continues to hammer Muriel Bowser on her housing record as chairman of the D.C. Council's economic development committee. After casting Bowser as the Rich Uncle Pennybags of a housing-crisis edition of Monopoly earlier this month, Catania's campaign has a new video accusing Bowser of taking a "vacation" on housing issues.
 “Tell Muriel Bowser to come back from [...]

Catania Accuses Bowser of Slim Record on Housing

Fresh off criticizing mayoral rival Muriel Bowser's education record, David Catania is slamming her for something closer to her D.C. Council responsibilities.
Catania's campaign asks supporters to sign a petition demanding that Bowser, whose economic development committee on the Council covers several housing-related agencies, explain her record on the issue. To go with the petition, Catania's campaign produced the Monopoly-style image above, [...]

Council Blocks Plan to Change How Inspector Generals Get Picked

The District's mediocre inspector general is headed for the door later this month when his term expires, which in another city would mean it'd be a time for a national search to replace him. Thanks to District law, though, Vince Gray's administration will only be able to pick someone who already works in the D.C. area. [...]

David Catania: For Democrats Too, Maybe

The transformation of D.C. Councilmember David Catania from a Republican to an independent who claims to be more Democratic than actual Democrats continues. Facing an electorate that's 75 percent Democratic, Catania's mayoral campaign is offering campaign paraphernalia for voters whose party affiliation doesn't match with their candidate choice.
Along with the "Democrats for David" signs above, Catania campaign manager Ben Young says [...]

Catania Trashes Bowser’s Education Record at Parents Meeting

Facing a so-far sleepy general election race, mayoral hopeful David Catania headed back to school Sunday.
After meeting with supporters to launch a "Public School Parents for Catania" effort and delaying a press conference for 20 minutes so a lone TV cameraman could show up, Catania touted his achievements running the D.C. Council's education committee to a [...]

Bowser Opts Out of WAMU Appearance With Catania

The mayoral race is starting to pick up again after a sleepy few weeks, but don't expect to hear leading contenders Muriel Bowser and David Catania face off on the airwaves soon. LL has learned that Bowser refused requests this week to go on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi-hosted The Politics Hour with her opponent next month.
Bowser campaign manager Bo Shuff says his candidate's choice to [...]

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser says she was misunderstood on controversial boundary proposal. [Post]
Budget impasse between Vincent Orange's office and Vince Gray administration could doom Wednesday's Emancipation Day parade. [Post]
Fire department investigating whether medics failed to follow policy in woman's death. [NBC 4]
Post ed board: Democrats like Yvette Alexander and Tommy Wells mulling a party switch would be pulling a "crass ploy." [Post]
Deputy mayor [...]