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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/mike-debonis
Filed Under:United States / Washington D.C.
Posts on Regator:2337
Posts / Week:12.5
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Bill Clinton endorses Karl Racine’s D.C. attorney general run

Barack Obama isn’t the only president wading into D.C. politics this year: Predecessor Bill Clinton has a favorite in the first-ever D.C. attorney general race — his former legal aide Karl A. Racine. Racine, a 51-year-old Democrat, served as associate White House counsel during Clinton’s second term, where his duties included responding to congressional investigations […]

At D.C. attorney general debate, Karl Racine deals sharp words to his critics

  The newly rancorous race for D.C. attorney general started with a news conference Thursday morning, but it came to a very personal head later in the day at a high-profile debate. The five Democratic candidates met at the University of the District of Columbia’s law school Thursday evening in front of a large and influential […]

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Anita D. Bonds

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: Anita D. Bonds Party: Democratic Age: 67 Neighborhood: Truxton Circle Education: B.S., University of California, Berkeley Family: widowed; one adult daughter, two adult sons; seven […]

Poll: Bowser leads Catania by 17-point margin in D.C. mayor race

The latest polling in the D.C. mayoral race does not indicate a tightening race between Democrat Muriel E. Bowser and independent David A. Catania. Rather, the WAMU-FM/Washington City Paper survey shows Bowser appears to maintaining a solid lead with less than two weeks until Election Day. Bowser won 44 percent support among likely voters compared […]

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Calvin H. Gurley

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: Calvin H. Gurley Party: independent Age: 56 Neighborhood: Takoma Education: B.S., Bowie State University; graduate work in finance, University of the District of Columbia Family: […]

Shadow anti-Catania campaign pops up in Congress Heights

Independent mayoral candidate David A. Catania’s campaign is making a bid to drive down support for Democratic front-runner Muriel E. Bowser with a recent cable TV ad. Now someone — who, exactly, is unclear — is attacking Catania in a key Democratic stronghold. Signs reading “DC CITIZENS AGAINST CATANIA” were spotted Thursday in the Congress Heights […]

D.C. election board prints upside-down flag on voter guide

Updated 6 p.m. Elections officials changed their account late Thursday of how an upside-down flag came to be printed on the front of the official D.C. voter guide sent to hundreds of thousands of city households. On Thursday morning, the D.C. Board of Elections said the upside-down flag was part of a conscious ploy to […]

D.C. elections board tenders apology for upside-down flag

There are no takebacks on the more than 300,000 voter guides that were sent to District households with an upside-down D.C. flag on its cover. But the agency officials responsible would like you to know they are very, very sorry about it. “Dear D.C. Voters and Fellow Citizens,” begins a statement released Thursday by the […]

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Robert White

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: Robert White Party: independent Age: 32 Neighborhood: Brightwood Park Education: B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland; J.D., American University Family: married Occupation: former legislative counsel […]

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Elissa Silverman

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: Elissa Silverman Party: independent Age: 41 Neighborhood: H Street/Northeast Capitol Hill. Or “Swampoodle, but I don’t think anyone knows where Swampoodle is.” Education: A.B., Brown […]

Three bills in two years make Eleanor Holmes Norton the most productive Democrat in the House of Representatives

Eleanor Holmes Norton is amid a campaign for her 13th term as the District’s congressional delegate, and while the Democrat is not expected to encounter much difficulty on Nov. 4, she is taking nothing for granted. Hence, an Internet campaign that includes this spot seen Tuesday on Washington City Paper’s Web site: Whoa, whoa, whoa […]

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Kishan Putta

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: Kishan Putta Party: Independent Age: 40 Neighborhood: DupontShow More Summary

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Wendell Felder

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: Wendell Felder (that’s wen-DELL, not WENN-del) Party: independent...Show More Summary

Adrian Fenty early-voted for Muriel Bowser today

While Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel E. Bowser has been quite eager indeed to tout the endorsement of President  Obama, she has been much more reticent to promote her association with another Democrat who was once just as popular as POTUS. That would be former mayor Adrian M. Fenty, whose 2010 primary loss paved the way […]

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Courtney R. Snowden

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: Courtney R. Snowden Party: independent Age: 35 Neighborhood: Deanwood Education: B.A., Beloit College Family: single; 5-year-old son Occupation: principal for The Raben Group, a public […]

William Kennedy Smith is in an ANC dogfight

The world’s most intriguing advisory neighborhood commission race played out in a 200-square-foot room in the Watergate complex Tuesday evening. The only scheduled forum in ANC race 2A04 — pitting lawyer Thomas B. Martin against physician and business executive William K. Smith, the “K” being for Kennedy — covered the expected ground for a Foggy […]

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

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