Posts Tagged ‘Pat Mara’

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 [...]

Ex-Loose Lips Wants to Be a Councilmember

Elissa Silverman, a former Loose Lips who also used to write for the Washington Post, announced today that she's running for the D.C. Council at-large seat in the special election to be held in April.  Silverman just took a leave of absence from her gig as a budget wonk (but not a lobbyist!) for the [...]

Pat Mara Running, Jim Graham Gets A Challenger

Republican Pat Mara just announced on Newstalk with Bruce DePuyt his candidacy for the special election in April for an at-large D.C. Council seat. Mara is hoping that that the third time is the charm, as he's run unsuccessfully for an at-large seat in 2008 and 2011.
Mara had some level of success in both races—he [...]

The Goo-Goo Posse

The resignation of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown, after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud, will probably lead to exactly what his victory in the chairman’s race did: a special election to fill an at-large seat.
Brown’s departure meant a promotion for current Chairman Phil Mendelson, who is almost certain to win a [...]

Mr. Second Best

David Grosso has that look crazy people get when they’re absolutely convinced a miracle is about to happen. The expected miracle: Grosso will upset At-Large Councilmember Michael A. Brown in November’s election.
Conventional wisdom says the little-known Grosso, a vice president at a health insurance company and former council staffer, doesn’t have much of a chance. [...]

Contest: Name This Crew

LL needs help nicknaming the group of like-minded politicos who seem to be taking turns running unsuccessfully (so far) for office. The gang includes Sekou Biddle, David Grosso, Pat Mara, and Bryan Weaver.
Leave your suggestions in the comments. LL reserves the right to ignore them all.
Photos by Darrow Montgomery

Alexander Loses Out on Parking Lot Dough

Here's a sign that incumbent Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander may be in some trouble come April: the deep-pocketed parking lobby that helped finance her previous campaign is now backing one of her opponents.
Tom Brown's most recent campaign filings show him receiving at least 10 separate donations of the maximum $500 from entities linked to [...]

D.C. Log Cabin Republicans: Is David Catania a Chivalrous Sell Out?

The D.C. Log Cabin Republicans, the most influential gay Republican group around, have some fightin' words for Councilmember David Catania after he made glib remarks about Republican Party's lack of relevance in District politics.
After the D.C. GOP claimed that 10 out of 13 councilmembers had broken District law by using their constituent service funds to [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Parade of Dreams Edition

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Michael Brown's Re-election Campaign Kick Off Host Committee
Yvette Alexander to Throw Campaign Kick Off at Vince Gray's House
Gray: Online Gambling Was Vetted, and Then Some!

Good morning [...]