Posts Tagged ‘reta lewis’

Who Had the Priciest Mayoral Campaign?

LL heard a couple of cracks on Tuesday about how much Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans' mayoral campaign had spent on what would turn out to be a fourth-place finish. But the wags might want to add another target to their jokes, because Evans somehow didn't even spend the most more per vote.
Here's how much [...]

LL’s Mayoral Party Guide

After a year of campaigning, the District's Democratic mayoral hopefuls will find out to which of them gets another seven months of campaigning against David Catania. First, though, it's time to party.
Your election watch options range from high class (Vince Gray) to casual (surprisingly, Jack Evans). But which one is right for you? Read on:
Vince Gray
Location: Hyatt [...]

Gray, Bowser Spend More Than $1 Million Combined

If you didn't get paid by one of the leading District mayoral campaigns over the last two weeks, you weren't trying hard enough. Both Vince Gray and Muriel Bowser spent more than $1 million combined in just the two weeks since March 10, according to new campaign finance reports filed last night.
Tommy Wells' campaign finance report isn't available [...]

5 Building Ideas From the Mayoral Architecture Debate

With Jack Evans and Vince Gray headed to New York and Muriel Bowser and Andy Shallal otherwise occupied, the small candidate crowd at last night's architecture debate must have left the hosts feeling as lonely as sad architect archetype Ted Mosby. The lack of candidates at the District Architecture Center brought about a similar lack of political [...]

Gray, Wells Top LGBT Activist Rankings

Vince Gray and Tommy Wells are the most gay-friendly candidates in the District's crowded mayoral field, according to new candidate ratings from the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance.
Using an elaborate calculus based on candidate records and questionnaires that cover topics from medical marijuana restrictions to eased liquor license requirements, eight activists met Tuesday for a process that ended [...]

Morning Links

Tommy Wells tries to get beyond white voters. [Post]
Vince Gray lands the SEIU endorsement. [LL, Post]
City cans Park Morton developer for delay. [Post]
Mice can't stop the Piney Branch Safeway. [WTOP]
Muriel Bowser, Reta Lewis make their pitch at women's forum. [Times]
Irv Nathan wants to squash a plan to keep the attorney general election in 2014. [Post]
D.C. Health Exchange sees membership [...]

Bowser Wins Her Home Ward’s Straw Poll, But Without Enough Votes for an Endorsement

At the end of last night's Ward 4 straw poll at Paul Public Charter School, newly minted Vince Gray campaign political director Steve Glaude walked over to Gray chief of staff Chris Murphy. It looked like Gray would only have enough votes to come in a close second, but in rival Muriel Bowser's home ward, they agreed, that was almost as [...]

Gray Raises $627K in Latest Campaign Report

When the Washington Post reported  that supporters of Vince Gray wanted to raise $1 million by the Jan. 31 disclosure deadline, Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies claimed that the seven-digit figure wasn't an official campaign aim. Realistic goal or not, it's one Gray's campaign couldn't reach, pulling in just more than half that with a still-hefty $627,061.57.
Here's how Gray's and [...]

Ward Candidates Meet in First Debate

Last night's D.C. for Democracy debate at Sixth & I Synagogue went with fight night-style scheduling, putting undercard ward races ahead of the main mayoral bout later in the evening.
With Jack Evans and Muriel Bowser missing, it fell on Vince Gray, Tommy Wells, Reta Lewis, Vincent Orange, and Andy Shallal to answer a series of stultifying questions about tax policy.
Still, Wells went hard on Gray, [...]

Mayoral Power Rankings: Week 2

A week after mayoral power rankings debuted, we still have terrible weather. But there's no reason to be chilly to the new round of power rankings. 

1. Muriel Bowser
What: Bowser pulled off a surprise win in the Ward 8 straw poll.
Why: Does LL trust the Bowser campaign's claim that they're nearly even with Vince Gray? Nope. But Bowser [...]