Posts Tagged ‘Pat Mara’

Uncle Earl’s Least Favorite Nephew

After Jeff Thompson admitted to running multiple illegal election schemes Monday, District also-rans must have wondered what could have been had the shadow campaign impresario not been on their opponents' sides. And no one has been foiled by Thompson more often than frequent D.C. Council candidate Pat Mara, who twice  came in second to opponents who received shadow-campaign help.
In two [...]

The Loosies: The Best, Worst, and Weirdest in D.C. Politics in 2013

The District’s political world felt like it spent most of 2013 in the waiting room: waiting for U.S. Attorney Ron Machen to charge somebody, waiting for Mayor Vince Gray to announce whether he would run again, waiting for the wave of criminal councilmembers to subside (adios, Michael Brown!). 2013 was a two-hour movie trailer, 365 [...]

Office of Campaign Finance Ends Investigations Into Mara, Evans

Sometimes, investigations into District politicians don't turn much up. Two cases in point: frequent Republican candidate Pat Mara and councilmember and mayoral hopeful Jack Evans, who were both cleared by the Office of Campaign Finance at today's monthly Board of Elections meeting.
OCF's Mara investigation, launched last April, looked into whether he violated campaign finance law by helping [...]

Office of Campaign Finance Launches Inquiry Into Pat Mara’s Campaign

D.C. Council at-large candidate Pat Mara is four days away from election day, but some D.C. government officials are paying more attention to one of his older campaigns. The District's Office of Campaign Finance is looking into an arrangement Mara made with a conservative group to assist in raising money from his 2008 campaign donors, [...]

Unions to D.C. Women: Vote Anyone but Mara!

Women in wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 who turn out for most D.C. elections should be getting mailers this weekend from union groups attacking Republican D.C. Council candidate Pat Mara.
The mailers are an independent expenditure paid for by the hotel workers union Unite Here Local 25, Laborers Local 657 and the local Service [...]

Try and Try and Try Again

There are many Pat Maras in D.C.
They are the young college strivers from around the country, who flock post-graduation to jobs at the Capitol where they answer constituent mail, get coffee, and move up in the ranks. After a few years on the Hill, they cash in/sell out/move on to better paying lobbying and consulting [...]

Anita Bonds: Keep Mitt Romney Supporter Off the D.C. Council

Councilmember Anita Bonds' campaign sent out a breathless email to supporters today asking them to volunteer for the campaign in order to ward off catastrophe.
"According to the press, for the first time in years a Republican has a real shot of winning a seat on the D.C. Council. If we do not win this race, [...]

Money Update: Frumin Still in the Lead

The second round of campaign finance reports for the April 23 special D.C. Council election are out, and Ward 3 education advocate Matthew Frumin continues to have a sizable fundraising edge over the six other candidates vying for an at-large seat.
Frumin raised $35,000 this cycle, and put $10,000 of his own money into the effort, [...]

Cash Is the Best?

Matthew Frumin knows a thing or two about long-shot political campaigns.
In the mid-’90s, his father tried to get him to run for Congress as a Democrat in a safely Republican district near Detroit.
Frumin begged off. An attorney with a young family living in D.C., Frumin didn’t want to move back to the city of his [...]

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 [...]

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