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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/mike-debonis
Filed Under:United States / Washington D.C.
Posts on Regator:2320
Posts / Week:12.6
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Eugene Puryear

Voters will elect two at-large D.C. Council members  Nov. 4, and 15 candidates are vying for the two spots. These are their stories, edited for length and clarity. Name: Eugene Puryear Party: Statehood Green Age: 28 Neighborhood: Congress...Show More Summary

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Graylan Scott Hagler

Voters will elect two at-large D.C. Council members on Nov. 4, and 15 candidates are vying for the two spots. These are their stories, edited for length and clarity. Name: Graylan Scott Hagler Party: independent Age: 60 Neighborhood:...Show More Summary

Botched D.C. voter guide ‘was a complete fiasco,’ Gray says

He won’t be on the ballot Nov. 4, but Mayor Vincent C. Gray said he remains “exceedingly concerned” about the administration of the upcoming general election. Asked during a news conference Tuesday about the upside-down flag printed on the cover of the official voter guide mailed out by the D.C. Board of Elections, Gray (D) […]

Catania supporter files complaint against ex-offender activists

The efforts of some prominent ex-offender advocates against mayoral candidate David A. Catania have generated a complaint to city campaign finance authorities. Marie Drissel, a former city official and prominent Catania supporter, filed a complaint Tuesday with the D.C. Show More Summary

Inside the D.C. mayoral campaign money

The three leading D.C. mayoral campaigns have raised a combined $4.7 million. What to make of that staggering figure? Denise Lu and Ted Mellnik of The Washington Post’s graphics team have put together an interactive look at where the candidates are getting their campaign funds. To give a fair sense of the geographic contours of support in […]

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Brian Hart

Voters will elect two at-large D.C. Council members on Nov. 4, and 15 candidates are vying for those two spots. These are their stories, edited for length and clarity. Name: Brian Hart Party: independent Age: 34 Neighborhood: Adams Morgan Education: B.A., Amherst College; J.D., Georgetown University Family: single Occupation: attorney, Paul Weiss LLP; advisory neighborhood […]

‘Scandal’ mailer puts former Bowser adviser back into mayoral fray

Independent candidate David A. Catania has gone to some lengths during his mayoral campaign to paint Democratic nominee Muriel E. Bowser as untrustworthy and in thrall to powerful supporters. Most of that has surrounded the saga of the Park Southern Apartments, the deteriorating Ward 8 complex briefly managed by a prominent Bowser backer who explored […]

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Khalid Pitts

Voters will elect two at-large D.C. Council members on Nov. 4, and 15 candidates are vying for the two spots. These are their stories, edited for length and clarity. Name: Khalid Pitts Party: independent Age: 47 Neighborhood: Logan Circle...Show More Summary

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Eric J. Jones

Voters will elect two at-large D.C. Council members on Nov. 4, and 15 candidates are vying for the two spots. These are their stories, edited for length and clarity. Name: Eric J. Jones Party: Independent Age: 34 Neighborhood: Truxton Circle Education: B.A., Morehouse College; M.S., New England College of Business and Finance Family: married Occupation: […]

New D.C. mayor poll: Bowser over Catania by 12 points

A new poll finds Democrat Muriel E. Bowser with a double-digit lead over independent David A. Catania with 15 days left in the D.C. mayoral race. Bowser carried 45 percent support among likely D.C. voters, with Catania holding 33 percent support and fellow independent Carol Schwartz with 12 percent. Only 7 percent said they were […]

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Michael D. Brown

Voters will elect two at-large D.C. Council members on Nov. 4, and 15 candidates are vying for the two spots. These are their stories, edited for length and clarity. Name: Michael D. Brown Party: Independent Age: 61 Neighborhood: American University Park Education: B.A., M.A. (public policy), University of Maryland Family: Married, with two daughters, 21 […]

Here’s a picture of Cathy Lanier feeding cake to an adorable bloodhound

That’s Sam the Bloodhound. He turns 3 on Saturday. While we’re at it, here’s one of Sam and the chief playing a little chess:

David Catania ad: ‘Let’s build a city based on our shared values’

A day after Democratic rival Muriel E. Bowser released an unorthodox TV ad, independent mayoral candidate David A. Catania is out with a more straightforward spot. There are no puppets and no lip-syncing this time. The 30-second ad is...Show More Summary

New Muriel Bowser ad puts her words in others’ mouths

Muriel Bowser begins spending down her million-dollar bankroll this afternoon, debuting a minute-long commercial you can expect to see plenty of for the final three weeks of the mayoral race. The spot features an upbeat monologue from the candidate — one that is lip-synced by a suitably diverse cast of supporters — relating her native Washingtonian bona […]

Kathy Patterson could return to the D.C. Council — as its auditor

Kathy Patterson’s 12 years on the D.C. Council did not end by choice — after three terms representing Ward 3, she lost her bid for the chairman’s seat in the 2006 Democratic primary to Vincent C. Gray — but she could soon be returning to the council without even having to win an election. Council […]

David Grosso doesn’t want to take cops’ guns. At least not all of them.

First things first: D.C. Council member David Grosso would like to assure you he has no plans to introduce a bill banning police officers in the District from carrying guns. But Grosso’s offhand comments, aired at a Wednesday night D.C. Council hearing on policing practices, have certainly stirred up the conversation he says he wanted […]

Vincent Gray says Obama endorsement is ‘wonderful’ but don’t expect one from him

There have been some recent grumbles about President Obama dipping his toe into District politics with his endorsement Monday of mayoral candidate Muriel E. Bowser, but the D.C. mayor is not one of those grumbling. “I think it’s wonderful that he has endorsed Muriel Bowser,” Vincent C. Gray (D) said at a Wednesday news conference where […]

Expect to see plenty of this photo of President Obama and Muriel Bowser

When Democratic mayoral candidate Muriel E. Bowser announced her endorsement from President Obama Monday, she had one problem: Words on a page are well and good, but there’s no beating a good old grip-and-grin portrait to drive the connection home. Early Monday, the best the Bowser campaign had was a six-year-old shot taken when then-Sen. Barack Obama was endorsed by […]

D.C. lawmaker sought to honor Floyd Mayweather Jr. during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The D.C. Council was set to vote today, according to an agenda posted Monday, on the “Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Ceremonial Recognition Resolution of 2014.” Mayweather is, of course, one of the world’s most accomplished boxers — holder of a 47-0 record, winner of all three welterweight title belts and, in the words of the resolution, “arguably […]

Safeway’s Palisades plans at issue in Tuesday D.C. Council vote

The upscale environs of the Palisades may not strike anyone as a potential “food desert” — a term of art usually reserved for more hardscrabble areas lacking in fresh-food sales — but residents say that could very much be the Ward 3 neighborhood’s future unless the D.C. Council acts Tuesday. Palisades residents are now served by one […]

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