Posts Tagged ‘paul strauss’

Vote Like This: Washington City Paper’s 2014 General Election Endorsements

Who to pick for mayor, D.C. Council, and attorney general—plus, legalize it.

$177,000 Later, Pete Ross Considers His Options

Another shadow senator election, another small fortune spent by perennial candidate Pete Ross on an unsuccessful campaign. After spending $202,000 of his own money pursuing the unpaid lobbying position in 2012, Ross spent $177,084 out of his own pocket trying to defeat incumbent Paul Strauss in last week's primary—and lost in a landslide.
Believe him or not, Ross [...]

Here’s Who Won Yesterday’s Elections

The Board of Elections has (finally) finished counting most of the votes from yesterday's primary elections, though special and absentee ballots are still being added to the totals. Here's who won which Democratic nominations:

Mayor: Muriel Bowser
D.C. Council At-Large: Anita Bonds
D.C. Council chair: Phil Mendelson
Ward 1 D.C. Council: Brianne Nadeau
Ward 3 D.C. Council: Mary Cheh
Ward 5 D.C. Council: Kenyan McDuffie
Ward [...]

Shadow Senate Candidates Argue Over Who Has the Shadier Past

Despite that fact that it's an unpaid, essentially meaningless position, Paul Strauss and Pete Ross both want to be one of the District's shadow senators. They want it so bad, in fact, that they were slinging mud at each other in mailers last weekend. And there's a lot of mud to sling.
First up: the above mailer from incumbent Strauss, which dubs deep-pocketed [...]

Watch Paul Strauss’ Latest Celeb Statehood Video

Shadow senator Paul Strauss has been rounding up Hollywood celebs of varying levels of fame to shoot pro-District statehood ads, and now he's got another. After winning over Mario Van Peebles and Sex and the City husband Evan Handler, Strauss sends LL his newest spot featuring actress Alexis Carra.
Carra stars in freshman Wednesday night ABC hookup comedy Mixology, which [...]

Morning Links

Jack Evans gets a Post profile, acknowledges he hasn't found an issue to excite voters. [Post]
Middle school problems loom in school reform. [Post]
After Harry Thomas Jr. scandal, Children and Youth Investment Trust Corp. can't account for some grants. [Times]
It's mayoral debates all week. [Post]
Shadow Senator Paul Strauss is hoping for a D.C. statehood-themed movie. [Fox 5]
Priest at Washington Hospital Center accused [...]

Shadow Senator Pitches Entourage Actor and Other Celebs For Statehood

When the Entourage gang reunites for their movie, will District Shadow Senator Paul Strauss play the role of well-meaning but naive ingenue Vinnie Chase? Probably not, but Strauss got the next best thing last night: palling around with Entourage star Jeremy Piven in L.A. to support D.C. statehood.
Via surprising press release comes the news that Strauss and the Creative [...]

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: [...]

Expensive Hobby

Millionaire Foxhall furniture magnate Pete Ross made his fortune persuading people that they needed $10,000 acrylic beds. Now he’s trying to sell Washingtonians on an equally odd product: himself.
In 2012, Ross put $202,000 of his own cash into an unsuccessful run to take one of the District’s shadow Senate seats from Michael D. Brown. For [...]