I barely voted today. I waited until I was driving by my polling place, saw an empty spot, and decided what the hell I should just vote. It was 6:57 p.m. There was little to no line. But after voting for a few of the usual suspects, I decided to start writing in people. No, [...]
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It's all about process, now.
At 2:37 a.m., Fenty campaign spokesman Sean Madigan is one of the last people to exit the campaign's headquarters. He walks past the small crop of empty green chairs and admits finally what the last of the reporters have been waiting to hear: Fenty is going to concede.
"We reached out to the [...]
A couple of hours ago, Mayor Adrian Fenty just vanished. He got into his Navigator and drove off, whereabouts unknown. He was wearing a crisp white button-down with the sleeves rolled up. He had on a dark red tie. His head was shaved. He had an entourage of a driver and a really nice bodyguard. [...]
Light turnout is becoming the theme of today's election. I just checked in with Ward 1 Councilmember candidate Bryan Weaver, who was running a long-shot challenge against incumbent Jim Graham. He says he's been to half of the 16 precincts in the ward, and that turnout has been fairly sporadic.
"Most of the places there's far [...]
I rejoin Mayor Adrian Fenty in front of the 4th District police station—next to his campaign headquarters. He's decided to take a late morning stroll along Georgia Avenue NW to high-five Green Teamers, hug potential supporters, and teach school children about photo ops.
I do not hang out with Fenty usually. So I have no sense [...]
It's 6:41 a.m. Fenty is next on Morning Joe. He's about to get asked all sorts of halfway knowledgeable questions about how this big-city mayor is way down in the polls. The chattering class suddenly gives a shit about our little mayoral primary. Why is Fenty on national television right now, instead of trying to [...]
This is perhaps the most genuine collection of Fenty supporters ever assembled. They have ignored all the polls, woken up before dawn, driven to the mayor's campaign headquarters on Georgia Avenue wearing their crisp Green Team shirts, and now gather in an airless room to listen to their mayor make his case one more time. [...]
Today’s Event: Since last week, I've reached out to favorite sources and in-the-know friends. Almost all of them tell me I should vote for Mayor Adrian Fenty. One source works in the schools and has had her battles with the teacher's union. Another has done amazing detective work on Vincent Gray's ties to some convicted [...]
This video is on point:
Residents ignore a lot of bullshit from their elected officials. I wonder why.
As you all know, WCP-endorsed At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson may be on the verge of losing to a guy with a really lucky name. This is just pissing me off. Thankfully, Carol Schwartz has stepped in to rally for Mendo. And the councilmember has sent out multiple mailers trying to clear up the confusion over [...]