Posts Tagged ‘Ward 6’

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 [...]

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 [...]

Listen to the Loose Lips Ward 6 Debate

Ward 6 candidates Darrel Thompson and Charles Allen faced off last night at the Rock & Roll Hotel for the last Loose Lips debate of the primary season. If you missed it, check it out below for some back-and-forth over corporate campaign contributions and their own voting plans on April 1.

Come to the LL Ward 6 Debate Tonight

Do you have plans tonight, D.C.? Whatever they are, cancel them, because it's Ward 6 LL debate night.
Ward 6 hopefuls Charles Allen and Darrel Thompson will face off at the Rock & Roll Hotel starting at 8 p.m. sharp. LL, DCist's Sarah Hughes, and the Washington Informer's James Wright will be moderating, but you can submit your own questions through Twitter with hashtag [...]

Union Endorsements Fly in Ward 6 Race

Which Ward 6 candidate do city employees think is right to replace Tommy Wells? It depends on which ones you ask. Both the firefighters' and police officers' unions backed former Wells staffer Charles Allen today, while the AFSCME local that represents other city workers endorsed former Harry Reid aide Darrel Thompson earlier this week.
Fraternal Order of Police president-elect Delroy Burton opted for some clean-house rhetoric [...]

Who Is the Next Tommy Wells?

With temperatures in the 20's, few people are opening their doors to Ward 6 D.C. Council candidate Darrel Thompson as he canvasses on a recent Saturday. Worse, one of those who does, an elderly woman, says she won’t vote for anyone in the race.
But Thompson, toe warmers stuffed in his socks, thinks it’s worth another [...]

Potential Candidates Potpourri

If Vince Gray is ever going to divulge his campaign intentions at his bi-weekly press conference, it won't be today. Gray begged off the umpteenth question by saying he doesn't currently have any plans to announce his re-election decision—although those plans, the mayor says, could change.
Gray's not the only potential candidate claiming to still be mulling his [...]

Ex-Wells Chief of Staff Charles Allen Makes Ward 6 Run Official

The least believable acting job in D.C. politics comes to an end today.
Ex-Tommy Wells chief of staff Charles Allen, who insisted previously that he wasn't thinking about running for his old boss' seat, announced this afternoon that he's going to do exactly that.
Allen has looked like someone thinking about a campaign for a long time. [...]

“Shadow Staffer” Darrel Thompson Launches Ward 6 Run

Ward 6 candidate Darrel Thompson says he wants to shake up the Wilson Building. To prove it, he led the audience at his campaign launch on Sunday in a whopping seven call-and-response demands for "new leadership." It'd be the makings of a classic anti-incumbent campaign, if only he had an incumbent to run against.
Current Ward [...]

Ward 6 Race Gets A Candidate Or Two

The race to replace mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells in the D.C. Council's Ward 6 seat is about to get started.
Yesterday, Charles Allen announced that he's leaving his job as Wells' chief of staff. Allen, who's expected to declare for his old boss' seat, does candidate-like things like buying Facebook ads with his face on them. In an [...]