Posts Tagged ‘Special Election’

Anita Bonds Wins D.C. Council Special Election

Councilmember Anita Bonds credited broad support among elected officials, labor groups, and longtime D.C. political activists for helping her win the at-large special election tonight and hold on to the seat that she was appointed to last year.
"It took all of us, every little drop every little piece," Bonds told supporters tonight at the Channel Inn [...]

Creeping Pessimism at Silverman HQ

The Union Kitchen spread is chocolaty and delicious and the Porkslap free-flowing, but there's a growing sense of unease at Elissa Silverman's election-night party as the at-large D.C. Council returns trickle in. Silverman's currently in a solid second place, but 10 percentage points behind incumbent Anita Bonds with more than half of precincts reporting.
So how [...]

Ain’t No Party Like a Patrick Mara Party

Cautious optimism at the Patrick Mara party at Columbia Heights' the Coupe has soured into maybe-next-year, as the election returns turned against the GOP candidate even before his 20-something campaign volunteers could get Board of Election results on the TV.
On hand for the switch: former Phil Mendelson campaign volunteer Nicole Whiteman, who ditched Democratic candidates [...]

Paul Zukerberg’s D.C. Council Campaign Burns Out

A moment after arriving at Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont tonight, Paul Zukerberg ordered himself a Maker's Mark. "It's been a long four months," he said.
The polls had just closed, and the longshot candidate—whose campaign for an at-large D.C. Council seat largely centered on the issue of marijuana decriminalization—was hoping for a decent showing in [...]

Sulaimon Brown Denounces Catania, Endorses Bonds

Sulaimon Brown, the undisputed hero of the 2010 mayoral campaign, has resurfaced in D.C. politics after a lengthy hiatus. Brown put a statement today endorsing at-large Councilmember Anita Bonds in next week's special election. Brown also condemns Councilmember David Catania, who has been outspoken about the city's need to pursue Jeff Thompson's personal fortune to make [...]

Tonight: D.C. Council At-Large Debate at the Black Cat

The special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat is barely a week away. Tonight, join Washington City Paper and your would-be leaders from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the main stage at the Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) for a debate.
Doors open at 7 p.m. The moderators will be LL Alan Suderman, NBC4's Tom [...]

Unions to D.C. Women: Vote Anyone but Mara!

Women in wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 who turn out for most D.C. elections should be getting mailers this weekend from union groups attacking Republican D.C. Council candidate Pat Mara.
The mailers are an independent expenditure paid for by the hotel workers union Unite Here Local 25, Laborers Local 657 and the local Service [...]

Try and Try and Try Again

There are many Pat Maras in D.C.
They are the young college strivers from around the country, who flock post-graduation to jobs at the Capitol where they answer constituent mail, get coffee, and move up in the ranks. After a few years on the Hill, they cash in/sell out/move on to better paying lobbying and consulting [...]

Yes, D.C., Washington City Paper Will Host a Council Debate at the Black Cat

There's a special election for an at-large D.C. Council seat (and a budget autonomy referendum) approaching April 23, and it's time for you to figure out who to vote for. What better way to do it than while listening to the candidates over a few drinks?
Join Washington City Paper and your would-be leaders on Monday, [...]

Michael Brown Drops Out of D.C. Council Race

Michael Brown has dropped out of the special election for the at-large D.C. Council seat set for April 23.
He just told campaign staff and volunteers in a meeting moments ago, according to a person in the meeting, which is closed to the media. Brown told the meeting he was quitting for family reasons.
"It is with [...]

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