Posts Tagged ‘Sekou Biddle’

What, If Any, Council Committee Chairmanship For McDuffie?

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame "Fully Loaded" Brown has scheduled a meeting tomorrow to make committee assignments now that Kenyan McDuffie is the official Ward 5 councilmember. The big question: Will McDuffie get a committee of his own?
As of 4 p.m. today, McDuffie says he doesn't know to which committees he'll be assigned or whether he'll [...]

It’s Official: Vincent Orange Will Continue To Be Your At-Large Councilmember

It's official, At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange has won re-election. With all the votes counted, Orange cruised to an easy 1,746 vote margin over his closest challenger, Sekou Biddle.
That's a far bigger spread than Orange had as of a few minutes ago, before thousands of absentee and provisional votes were tallied by the D.C. Board of Elections. After [...]

Five Lessons From D.C.’s Elections (Plus One Bonus Lesson)

The mood at Vincent Orange’s house on election night last week sounds like it was pretty tense.
As election returns trickled in, Orange and challenger Sekou Biddle exchanged small leads. With nearly 80 percent of precincts reporting, Orange was down about 1,000 votes. At that point, Orange later told supporters at his almost-victory party, “the Internet [...]

Sekou Biddle and the District’s Nonexistent Racial Divide

LL was on the Kojo Nnamdi Show today with At-large candidate Sekou Biddle. Here's what Biddle had to say about the racial divide (or lack thereof) among the District's voters.

Here's the map LL referenced in the clip, which clearly shows that the at-large race broke down along racial lines. After Biddle spoke, independent at-large candidate [...]

Where the Special Ballots Were

The final count for the Democratic primary for the at-large D.C. Council seat now held by Vincent Orange won't be back for 10 days, because election officials have to tally up 3,830 absentee ballots. Also waiting to be counted: Provisional ballots, ballots cast "curbside" by disabled voters, and some absentee ballots that were mailed out [...]

Vincent Orange: “This Is About Us Coming Together As a People”

Like his challenger a few miles away, At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange had the semi-awkward task last night of giving an election-night speech with the final outcome of his race uncertain.
With all the precincts counted, Orange has a 543-vote lead over Sekou Biddle, which will very likely be enough to carry him through the tallies of [...]

Sekou Biddle: “I Was Running to Win”

There are victory parties for winners, and there are consolation parties for losers. And then there are parties where at first, no one realizes their candidate ended the night down 543 votes with 100 percent of ballots counted (except absentee votes, of which there were seven times as many as the winning margin), because the [...]

At-Large Candidates Do Not Like Each Other

What was the takeaway from the Washington City Paper/WPFW/Tom Sherwood at-large Democratic primary debate last night at the Black Cat?
A) Occupy D.C. protestors are the worst.
B) Candidate E. Gail Anderson Holness could be the most entertaining debater in the city.
C) A little bit more organization from debate organizers could probably have gone a long way. [...]

Black Cat, Black Cat! At-Large D.C. Council Debate Tonight!

Looking for something to do tonight or a D.C. Council candidate to vote for in April 3's at-large Democratic primary? Then swing by the Black Cat for a Washington City Paper/WPFW debate!
Confirmed candidates are:

Sekou Biddle
E. Gail Anderson Holness
Vincent Orange
Peter Shapiro

Which is to say, all four of 'em. LL himself, Alan Suderman, will be joined as [...]

Where’s the Money?: Council Challengers Aren’t Finding Much Green. They Say it’s the System’s Fault.

To knock off an incumbent councilmember in this town, it helps to be hardworking, a little bit crazy, and to raise enough money to buy a gently-used Bentley.
Many challengers this election season have the first two qualities covered. The third part is proving tougher. None of the challengers for the six council seats up for [...]