Posts Tagged ‘tommy wells’

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 [...]

Gray, Wells Woo Ministers With Sunday Parking

With eight days to go before the Democratic primary, Vince Gray and Tommy Wells headed to Johnson Memorial Baptist Church to pitch ministers on their campaigns. Top of the agenda for the two candidates: changing enforcement against church parishioners who violate parking rules.
After one minister complained about members of his church receiving $250 parking tickets, Gray said that [...]

Bowser, Gray Tied in Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi Show Poll

Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser is in a dead heat with Mayor Vince Gray in the mayoral race two weeks before the primary, a new poll commissioned by Washington City Paper and WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show reveals.
Bowser and Gray both received 27 percent of the vote in the poll of 860 likely Democratic primary voters.  The automated phone poll, conducted between [...]

Morning Links

Vince Gray's lawyer says he'll fight the charges if he's indicted. [WUSA9, NBC 4]
At WCP debate, no other mayoral candidates say they believe Gray's word over Jeff Thompson's. [LL, DCist, Washingtonian]
Jim Graham accuses his Ward 1 opponent of making his teeth look goofy in mailer. [LL]
Firefighters' union endorses Tommy Wells. [Post]
Snow can't stop early voting from starting at Judiciary Square. [WAMU, Post]
Candidates who want [...]

Listen to the Loose Lips Mayoral Debate Here

Lots of voters and nearly the entire mayoral field came out for last night's Washington City Paper debate at the Black Cat. But there's good news for Vince Gray and anyone else who couldn't make the forum—you can listen to it below.
If you want even more LL debate action, come back to the Black Cat Tuesday night [...]

Mayoral Power Rankings: Week 9

Uncle LL brings you something better than $668,800: Mayoral Power Rankings. If you'd like to see a real life Power Rankings, come to the Loose Lips mayoral debate Sunday night at the Black Cat. The doors open at 8 p.m.  
1. Muriel Bowser
What: Jeff Thompson's plea comes at the perfect time for Bowser, who needed another reason [...]

Gray Defends Himself in Televised Debate

Vince Gray lowered himself into the shark tank for the NewsChannel 8 debate last night to face two scandal-hungry opponents, and also Jack Evans.
Ward 4 councilmember Muriel Bowser came hard at Gray over Jeff Thompson's allegations, but Gray tried to turn the plea around on Bowser, saying that she too called Thompson by the "Uncle Earl" alias (a claim Bowser denies).
“Don’t [...]

Morning Links

The Loose Lips mayoral debate is this Sunday, 8 p.m., at the Black Cat. [LL]
Vince Gray faces opponents at televised debate. [Post, Post]

Jeff Thompson kept keeping Pat Mara out of office. [LL]
Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies is sick of "Uncle Earl." [Washingtonian]
Gray gets a kind word from Lanny Davis. [LL]
Police union backs Tommy Wells. [LL]

Endorsement Round-Up: Police Union Backs Wells

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen is no fan of Vince Gray, and now another group of District law enforcers has turned on the mayor as well. Despite endorsing Gray four years ago, the District's chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police announced yesterday that it will support Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells in April's Democratic primary.
In a statement, FOP chairman-elect Delroy Burton [...]

Morning Links

David Catania launches his mayoral bid. [LL, Post, Times, Blade]
Who's next for U.S. Attorney Ron Machen? [LL]
Inside the explosion in homeless District families. [WCP]
Northwest Current withdraws its Vince Gray endorsement, Gray campaign withdraws its ads. [LL, Post]
Michael Brown accused his treasurer of stealing his campaign money. Now the feds say he was right. [LL, Post]
Post ed board accuses Gray of injecting race into [...]