Posts Tagged ‘Paul Zukerberg’

D.C. Appleseed Board Member Enters Attorney General Race

Everyone wants to be attorney general! Or at least, a whole lot more people do now than they did last July, when the utter lack of candidates played into the D.C. Council's ultimately overturned decision to move the race to 2018. A week after defense attorney Karl Racine and policy lawyer Lateefah Williams entered the race, the contest now has [...]

Report: Defense Lawyers Swap Places in Attorney General Race

Even after earning its spot on the ballot, the District's first attorney general race is having trouble hanging on to candidates. Attorney general candidate Mark Tuohey tells Washingtonian that he's ditching the race in favor of Karl Racine, another high-profile defense attorney.
Tuohey's exit would certainly explain why he wasn't at last week's Palisades Parade, usually a popular stop for citywide candidates. Neither Racine [...]

Ex-FCC Lawyer Enters the Attorney General Race

The race to be the District's first elected attorney general got a new candidate Thursday with the entry of former Federal Communications Commission special counsel Edward H. Smith II. Or is that "Smitty?"
“As you can see, my name’s Smitty," the 34-year-old Smith tells LL. "That’s what everybody calls me, so please do."
Smith, a Bloomingdale resident, will launch his "Smitty for AG" campaign [...]

Appeals Court Won’t Move Attorney General Election From 2014

It looks like the long legal fight over the District's first elected attorney general is finally over. The District's Court of Appeals refused today to review an earlier appeals ruling that went in favor of attorney general candidate Paul Zukerberg.
The ruling against District attorney general Irv Nathan means that the election will have to take place either this [...]

Appeals Court Overturns Attorney General Election Delay

The District will have its first attorney general election in 2014... or at least right after 2014. That's the ruling from the D.C. Court of Appeals this afternoon, which upheld attorney general candidate Paul Zukerberg's lawsuit against the D.C. Board of Elections in an attempt to hold the vote this year.
Even though the D.C. Council voted to move the election to [...]

Morning Links

Internal report unearthed by Fox5 reveals new details from Medric Mills' death. [Fox 5]
Tommy Wells buys time for TV ad criticizing Vince Gray, Muriel Bowser. [LL]
And Bowser will be on TV to respond to Gray's "State of the District" speech. [LL]
Kaya Henderson talks achievement gap in schools. [Post]
A whole slew of endorsements. [LL]
Attorney general candidate Paul Zukerberg makes one final attempt to [...]

Morning Links

District pays off the enormous DCUSA parking garage ahead of schedule. [WBJ]
Vince Gray gets the top rating from LGBT activists, with Tommy Wells right behind. [LL]
Paul Zukerberg appeals his attorney general election ballot loss. [Post]
Candidates pitch themselves to American University students. [Post]
Jonetta Rose Barras: look past black mayoral candidates. [Post]

No Attorney General Election for April’s Ballot

Despite the energetic efforts of would-be Attorney General Paul Zukerberg, District voters won't be voting for the city's first elected AG on April 1, after a Superior Court judge ruled against Zukerberg today.
Zukerberg, who initially sued the city over efforts to move the vote from 2014 to 2018, then declared as a candidate in the race [...]

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: [...]

December Finance Reports: Everyone Else

After covering the latest mayoral campaign filings yesterday, LL has written up the best and worst of the down-ballot races. Below, some challengers for At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, some Capitol Hill help for Ward 6 challenger Darrel Thompson, and the infinite wallet of Pete Ross.
Anita Bonds
Raised: $17,785. Spent: $0. Cash on hand:  $19,185.
Bonds' contributors included controversial halfway house Hope [...]