Posts Tagged ‘Tony Williams’

Tony Williams Backs Olympic Bid, But Vince Gray Isn’t So Sure

Local heavies line up behind a bid.


David Wilmot and Jeff Thompson have long been two of the most influential men in District politics. Wilmot is one of the top-paid lobbyists in town, able to command monthly retainers of up to $10,000 from blue-chip clients like Walmart, AT&T, United Healthcare, and the pharmaceutical industry. He’s a near-constant presence at the Wilson [...]

Who Got Straw Donor Cash?

As LL noted at the end of this week's column, Jeanne Clarke Harris' admitted campaign corruption extends far beyond Mayor Vince Gray. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen said this week that she's been running a straw donor scheme to circumvent legal limits on campaign giving since 2001. It takes about 30 seconds on the Office of [...]

Who Else Should We Speculate Will Run For Mayor?

Let's play the who-will-run-for-mayor game. The Washington Post kicked things off over the weekend by noting how low Mayor Vince Gray's political stock is at present and how three councilmembers, Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans, and Tommy Wells, are already sniffing around a potential run.
The Post also said a law-and-order type outsider may make for a good [...]

Tony and John

Tony, Tony, Tony. Why does LL keep hearing whispers of a political comeback for former Mayor Anthony Williams? Is it a case of overblown nostalgia inspired by Mayor Vince Gray’s crummy first year? Or could the bowtied one really be entertaining notions of returning to District politics?
Williams ain’t sayin’ (or at least, he didn’t respond [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Full Time Troublemakers Edition

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Erstwhile D.C. Committeewoman Battles Political Rivals—and PEPCO

Good morning sweet readers! Early season football is so overrated, right? News time:
Full Time Troublemakers: At-large Councilmember Vincent Orange [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Clash of the Titans Edition

As much local politics as humanly possible. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!

Vince Orange: I'm a Winner

Dennis Rubin Bids Adieu
DCPS Custodians Don't Get Jobs Back

Good morning sweet readers! Are the [...]