Posts Tagged ‘vincent orange’

Vincent Orange Sues to Get Into Debate, Doesn’t Succeed

Andy Shallal wasn't the only longshot candidate outraged after being left out of last night's televised debate on WUSA9. While the Busboys and Poets owners asked his supporters for help getting into last night's, at-large D.C. Councilmember and fellow excluded candidate Vincent Orange tried a different tactic, filing suit yesterday against WUSA9 owner Gannett for harassment.
Orange's arguments for being [...]

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 [...]

Vince Gray Says He Won’t Leave Office if Indicted

If U.S. Attorney Ron Machen wants to get Vince Gray out of the mayoral suite, he'll have to do more than indict him. In an appearance on NewsChannel 8 today, Gray said that he won't resign from office if he's charged in connection with the 2010 shadow campaign to get him elected.
"I’m not going to walk away [...]

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 [...]

Uncle Earl’s Least Favorite Nephew

After Jeff Thompson admitted to running multiple illegal election schemes Monday, District also-rans must have wondered what could have been had the shadow campaign impresario not been on their opponents' sides. And no one has been foiled by Thompson more often than frequent D.C. Council candidate Pat Mara, who twice  came in second to opponents who received shadow-campaign help.
In two [...]

Vincent Orange Will Also Respond to Vince Gray’s State of the District Address

Vince Gray's mayoral challengers can't stop talking about last night's State of the District speech. Muriel Bowser responded on D.C. community television, and Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal did his own event on something called Vonvo.
Tonight, At-Large Councilmember and mayoral hopeful Vincent Orange will take the airwaves for yet another response to Gray's speech. Orange's speech from [...]

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 [...]

What Do D.C.’s Would-Be Mayors Think of Jeff Thompson?

Ward 2 D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans had his strongest words yet for friend and mayoral rival Vince Gray today over Jeff Thompson's plea deal, saying Gray should "do what's in the best interest of the city" if he's charged with a crime.
"The allegations against the Mayor are extremely serious; however, it is critical that this matter not cast a pall [...]

U.S. Attorney: “What You Learned About Today Is Only the Tip of the Iceberg”

Jeff Thompson pulled it off, until he didn't.
The man who was once one of the biggest financiers in District politics laid it all out in court today while he pleaded guilty to two conspiracy charges: the $278,000 he spent trying to elect Linda Cropp mayor in 2006, the $668,000 he spent backing Vince Gray four years [...]