Posts Tagged ‘tommy wells’

Tommy Wells Considering At-Large Run

Since Tommy Wells chose running for mayor over hanging on to his Ward 6 D.C. Council post, he's scheduled to leave the Wilson Building with fellow lame duck Jim Graham in January. Instead, though, Wells could end up just switching seats. With David Catania giving up his at-large seat to launch his own mayoral run, Wells says he's considering [...]

Morning Links

Muriel Bowser beats Vince Gray in a low-turnout mayoral primary. [LL, Post, LL, LL, DCist, WAMU, Washingtonian, CNN, Al Jazeera, Times, WAMU, Post]
Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies blames U.S. Attorney Ron Machen. [LL]
Bowser plans noon press conference at the National Press Club. [Twitter]
Ward 1 councilmember Jim Graham ousted by Brianne Nadeau. [LL, Blade]
At-large councilmember Anita Bonds holds on to her seat, Tommy Wells protege Charles Allen replaces him in Ward 6. [Post]
Here's [...]

Tommy Wells: “This Is Not the End of Anything”

Fifteen minutes before polls closed at 8 p.m. tonight, Tommy Wells was a bit of a celebrity on his Ward 6 home turf.
"Hi Mr. Wells," one man said as he approached Wells at the Eastern Market Metro station.
"Have you won, yet?" another asked.
One young kid even asked his dad if Wells was the president.
But one [...]

No, Washington City Paper Is Not Doing an Exit Poll Today

An email going around today has good news for Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells:
City Paper Exit Poll Shows Wells Leading
Posted by Frank Herbert on Apr. 1, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Exit polls taken today at key precincts in all 8 wards, as well as, telephone interviews with early voters have Tommry Wells leading Muriel Bowser and [...]

Finding Few Voters, Jack Evans and Tommy Wells Make Their Final Pushes

Mayoral candidate and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans arrived just before 1 p.m. at Ward 6's Kennedy Recreation Center in Shaw to talk to voters. The only problem: There were none.
"There's no voters," he said, raising his hands.
Skip Coburn, head of the D.C. Nightlife Association, was out in front of the polling center wearing a [...]

Bowser to Voters: It’s a Two-Person Race. Don’t Waste Your Vote.

With polls showing her in a statistical tie with Mayor Vince Gray for the lead in today's mayoral primary, Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser sought to sway supporters of other candidates to her side with a simple message: If you vote for anyone but me or Gray, you're wasting your vote.
Bowser took to the home [...]

Mayoral Power Rankings: Week 11

The debates are over, and now it's all about how much walking-around money is in your bank account and how many seniors are in your vans. It's the penultimate Mayoral Power Rankings.
Check back Tuesday morning for the final Mayoral Power Rankings, and follow LL on Twitter for live election coverage this weekend through primary day.
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The Pitch Set Me Up

Mayor Vince Gray courted voters (and some controversy) last week when he accepted an endorsement from Marion Barry. But Gray isn't the only candidate getting some help from bold-faced names in the mayor's race. Her are some of the other famous and sort-of-famous names making endorsements this year.
Danny Glover
Claim to Fame: Actor
Candidate: Andy Shallal
Endorsement Duties: Whipped up [...]

What’s Ahead for Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray?

Hours after Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser won a not-quite-decisive victory in her own ward’s mayoral straw poll in February, one Bowser supporter pitched LL on his grand theory of the race. In February, Bowser was still hovering just above her rivals and far behind Mayor Vince Gray in a public poll, but this [...]

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 [...]