District of DeBonis: DCision 2012


Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/10/2012

D.C. elections chief has few answers on long voting lines

Election board's director arrived at a Monday oversight hearing with little to say about long lines and other voting issues.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 11/19/2012

D.C.'s closest ANC races are now less close

There was no tougher electoral battleground than Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:15 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Democrats start jockeying for at-large D.C. Council seat

Nov. 6 has come and gone, but election season rolls on in the District of Columbia.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:59 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Where did Calvin H. Gurley find 57,119 votes?

Other incumbent Democrats did a lot better than Chairman Phil Mendelson, who faced an unknown Ward 4 government auditor.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:34 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Mapping David Grossos D.C. Council victory

Here's what David Grosso's victory over Michael A. Brown looks like, geographically speaking.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:10 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:44 PM ET, 11/06/2012

D.C. election returns watch

Coming to you live from the second floor of One Judiciary Square, stay right here for the District returns as they come in.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:44 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Its the Obama Barry White party!

While I'd be tickled to attend any party involving the President of the United States and the dearly departed bass crooner, this is not that.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Inside D.C.s early vote

The numbers indicate Ward 4 is again going to play a pivotal role in a close citywide race.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:23 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Ron Moten will not be voting for Mitt Romney, but hes a huge Chris Christie fan

"I'm not voting for Romney," the Ward 7 Republican said. "I can't come to grips."

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:51 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Anti-Obama mass texter speaks: Im not ashamed

Gabriel S. Joseph III spoke to The Hill about his practice of bombarding cell phones with "e-mail to text" messages.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:01 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Anti-Obama text messages linked to Centreville firm

The unsolicited texts hit many hundreds, if not thousands, of phones in the D.C. area.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Vincent Orange campaign audit is not an absolution

D.C. Office of Campaign Finance confirms that Orange's special election campaign finances were in order depending on what your definition of order is.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:29 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Today in the at-large D.C. Council race

No endorsement from Stein Club, and Mary Beatty wants all your votes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:26 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Bruce Majors takes Grover Norquists tax pledge

No-new-tax promises aren't new in D.C. politics, but taking Grover Norquist's vaunted Taxpayer Protection Pledge is.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 10/23/2012

Nearly 1,100 have already voted in D.C.

Early voting is underway in the District of Columbia.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:15 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2012, Elections

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Speeding tickets and football firing featured in Ron Moten’s campaign diss track

The "Civil Rights Republican" is hoping "Yvette Don't Really Care About Us" has enough aural appeal to move the needle his way.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Watch the leading at-large D.C. Council candidates debate

WTOP's Mark Segraves and I will be posing questions to Vincent Orange (D), Michael A. Brown (I), Mary Brooks Beatty (R) and David Grosso (I).

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Prospects dim for corporate campaign donation ban

D.C. Public Trust activists are raising pointed questions about now elections officials handle voter address changes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:16 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Ron Moten campaign spot compares Yvette Alexander to Mitt Romney

The Republican's ad attacks the Democratic incumbent with a deep bass voice-over, menacing music, and a perhaps deliberate mispronunciation.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/17/2012

The perils of online voter registration

A vulnerability in Maryland's online registration system should give pause to officials considering it for the District.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 10/16/2012

How the game is played

Short summary of story

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:37 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Gary Johnson eyes a second-place finish in D.C.

The Libertarian presidential candidate hopes his message will appeal to District residents who are put off by both President Obama and Mitt Romney.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2012, Lost Causes, Politics

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Does a candidate have a duty to publicize his 20-year-old marijuana arrest?

D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown suggests challenger David Grosso should have been more forthcoming about the blemish on his criminal record.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:36 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Michael Brown says he’s not a target of campaign probe

Federal prosecutors, however, won't confirm Brown's claims.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:48 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/09/2012

D.C.’s unique brand of bipartisanship

Only in D.C. would a Republican candidate endorse her Democratic foe.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/05/2012

UPDATED: D.C.’s online absentee ballot request form was broken

The convenient feature had been out of service "for some days," a resident said. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 30.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012

Yvette Alexander vs. Ron Moten: Round 1

The Ward 7 incumbent and her feisty challenger kept things mostly civil. But there were a few fun exchanges.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:09 PM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, DCision 2012