Posts Tagged ‘Sulaimon Brown’

Sulaimon Brown Falls Out With Muriel Bowser, Makes His Endorsements

Sulaimon Brown returns.

Here’s Who Marion Barry Disses in Mayor for Life

Marion Barry's new autobiography isn't just about the effect of illicit drugs on the four-term mayor's nether-regions. It's also an occasion for some score-settling. Below, some of the most prominent targets of Barry's slams in Mayor for Life.
Chris Rock
"Chris Rock was among the worst comedians," Barry writes of the late-night lampooning that followed his arrest for smoking crack [...]

Ex-Councilmember Carol Schwartz Announces Mayoral Bid

Move over, David Catania, there's another Republican-turned-independent gunning for the mayoral suite. Ex-Councilmember Carol Schwartz tells LL that she'll also be running as an independent mayoral candidate in November.
“People would call, say, 'Carol, we need you,'" Schwartz says. "'Come back, run for mayor.'"
In a lengthy statement, available at the bottom of this post, Schwartz says she's entering the [...]

Gray Friend Thomas Gore Released From Federal Custody

The federal investigation into Vince Gray's 2010 campaign has gone on so long that the only person sent to prison for it so far is already out. Just in time for election day!
Gray 2010 operative Thomas Gore was released from a D.C. area halfway house Friday, according to the Bureau of Prisons' website. A federal judge sentenced Gore in [...]

Morning Links

In State of the District speech, Vince Gray says he didn't commit any crimes. [LL, Post, LL, Times, WAMU]
Vincent Orange says he didn't know about the shadow campaign to get him elected. [Post]
Gray leads challengers in mayoral fundraising. [Post]
Muriel Bowser responds to Gray's State of the District speech. [LL]
Bowser wins the Sulaimon Brown seal of approval. [LL]
Gray pals still believe him [...]

Sulaimon Brown Endorses Muriel Bowser

LL was so busy with Jeff Thompson's plea deal yesterday that he didn't get a chance to mention the return of the man who started it all: Vince Gray campaign stalking horse-turned-whistleblower Sulaimon Brown. The enigmatic Brown issued an emailed endorsement list yesterday, backing Councilmember Anita Bonds in the at-large race and Muriel Bowser for mayor.

Ditching Gray for Adrian Fenty protege Bowser is a surprise [...]

Nadeau Beats Graham in LGBT Club Vote, Plus: More Endorsements

Challengers ruled at last night's Gertrude Stein Democratic Club endorsement vote, with both Ward 1 challenger Brianne Nadeau and at-large hopeful Nate Bennett-Fleming receiving more votes from the LGBT-focused club than their incumbent rivals.
Nadeau received 70 votes from members to incumbent Jim Graham's 64, with club president Angela Peoples calling Nadeau's victory "somewhat of a surprise" in a statement. Still, Nadeau fell [...]

Thought 2013 Was a Wild Year for D.C. Politics? Just Wait.

Is it over yet? 2013 would have been a record year for local politics in, say, Duluth, Minn., but after the excitement of 2011 and 2012, it just seemed like another year in the District.
2014 should be different, with reputation-burnishing U.S. Attorney Ron Machen hinting at something big and at least three months of a mayoral [...]

Gray Aide “Lost Himself in Loyalty” to Mayor

Here's an interesting take on Vince Gray campaign operative-turned-convict Thomas Gore: He loved the mayor too much.
Gore, the de facto 2010 Gray campaign treasurer, pleaded guilty last year to violating campaign finance and obstruction of justice laws in an attempt to funnel money to third-tier mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown, and then cover it up.
In a sentencing recommendation [...]

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 [...]