District of DeBonis: DCision 2014


Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Jim Graham is considering run for D.C. education board

The outgoing Ward 1 council member says he’d be “running for the sake of further public service.“

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:27 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Education, Politics

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Full steam ahead on firefighter shift changes, Vincent Gray says

D.C. mayor brushes off lame-duck concerns, says he’ll implement controversial deployment proposal.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/18/2014

It’s official: D.C. primary turnout was historically bad

Pre-certification tally shows that 2014 had lowest mayoral primary turnout percentage since dawn of home rule.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/16/2014

The gay Democrat’s dilemma

David Catania’s independent bid to be D.C.’s first openly gay mayor presents hard choice to gay Democrats.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Anti-Bowser Web site will disappear soon, Gray camp pledges

MurielNotReady.com depicts the Democratic nominee as an inexperienced manager and unreliable ally of school reform.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

‘Predictability,’ please

Mayoral candidates lambaste Gray school admission proposals, saying it would undermine parents’ expectations.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Education, Politics

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Yvette Alexander, Tommy Wells among those exploring at-large D.C. Council bids

Strong bids also expected from progressive champion Elissa Silverman and activist minister Graylan Hagler.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Leaders of D.C. transportation, licensing agencies leave Gray administration

Exodus heralds ‘brain drain’ for lame-duck Gray administration.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Muriel Bowser won’t debate David Catania until late summer

Democrat Muriel Bowser says she’ll debate independent David Catania -- just not till August.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 04/07/2014

There could be a Republican mayoral candidate after all

No GOP candidate declared for the primary, but party has power to put a name on November ballot.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/07/2014

David Catania issues battle cry to LGBT donors

Sunday address to prominent LGBT donors left little doubt about his resolve to run for mayor.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, LGBT, Politics

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2014

At Unity Breakfast, Vincent Gray hesitates to embrace Muriel Bowser

Bad blood continues at D.C. Democrats’ “Unity Breakfast” as Gray nearly snubs the new mayoral nominee.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 11:26 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Vincent Gray makes light of his pending unemployment

Hizzoner appeared on WTTG-TV to read a Top 10 list in honor of David Letterman’s retirement.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:26 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The lamest duck

Muriel Bowser may be acting mayoral, but Vince Gray remains mayor for nine more months.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:19 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Top D.C. Democrat wants national party’s help against David Catania

Top local party official says she plans to ask Democratic National Committee for “thousands, whatever it takes.“

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Why it was Muriel Bowser, not Ron Machen, who beat Vincent Gray

Why the Jeffrey Thompson plea did not cause Gray to lose his reelection bid.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Muriel Bowser wins

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Voters “ready for a fresh start” flocked to Bowser.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:43 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 02:09 AM ET, 04/02/2014

What went wrong with the D.C. election count

Full election returns were not tabulated until nearly six hours after polls closed Tuesday.

By Julie Zauzmer and Mike DeBonis  |  02:09 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Your guide to the D.C. Democratic party slates

Beyond the mayor and D.C. Council races are a slew of obscure party seats.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:14 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/31/2014

A dampened D.C. mayoral race

Incessant rain kept this weekend’s last-ditch campaigning fairly low-key.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Muriel Bowser attracts big money in campaign’s final days

The Ward 4 council member has attracted more than 10 times the cash of incumbent Vincent Gray.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:18 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 03/28/2014

The Debate Watcher: Bowser, Gray show up late to final forum

The Debate Watcher: The campaign’s final forum was hosted Thursday by the Jewish Community Relations Council.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:45 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum, DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 03/28/2014

The final weekend

Vincent C. Gray is preaching to the choir, hoping they’ll stand up again and sing his tune.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:23 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 03/27/2014

D.C. budget autonomy could soon get Senate consideration

Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss says he has commitment from key Alaska senator to move on D.C. priorities.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:33 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Hill

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Vince Gray targets his base in new radio ads

The incumbent mayor is targeting his base of black voters in “five-figure” ad buy.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:01 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Media, Politics

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Vince vs. Muriel

It is increasingly clear that only two candidates have a reasonable chance of victory in next week’s Democratic mayoral primary.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/25/2014

In new polls, good news and bad news for David Catania

New polls show Catania matches up well against incumbent Vincent Gray. But he would lag another leading Democrat.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 03/25/2014

The music-video campaign against Vincent Gray returns

Promoter and activist Ronald Moten reprises his Blackstreet-inspired video campaign.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:48 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Music, Politics

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Mayoral race hits TV broadcasts: Police union hits Gray; Bowser touts ‘trust’

Fraternal Order of Police goes on air with critique of incumbent mayor’s record.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Ron Machen feels the heat

With allegations against the mayor on the table, no indictment forthcoming, and an election just a week away, the U.S. attorney is now feeling some pressure.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Early voting sites open across D.C. on Saturday

Twelve new early voting sites open Saturday at 8:30 a.m., remaining open through March 29, Sunday excepted.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:45 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 03/20/2014

The day ‘One City’ died

Vincent Gray gives up on conciliation, embraces the District’s most divisive politician.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 03/18/2014

D.C. elections board acknowledges error on Spanish-language electronic ballots

Electronic voting machines cannot be reprogrammed before Election Day to fix a translation error, officials said Tuesday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:07 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Marion Barry will formally endorse Vincent Gray

The four-term mayor will deliver his nod Wednesday at a Ward 8 church.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:38 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Does Muriel Bowser have a Sharon Pratt problem?

The one-term former mayor may have poisoned the well for a generation of female mayoral candidates.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Tommy Wells picks up police, fire union endorsements

The union nods could give Wells, who is underfunded relative to his foes, a late-breaking boost.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Some D.C. Council candidates have spotty voting records

Ward 6 hopeful Darrel Thompson has missed most local D.C. elections since registering in 2000.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Let the voting begin

Early voting begins at 10 a.m., delayed 90 minutes due to the snowfall.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:08 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Is Vincent Gray dog-whistling to black voters?

Administration responds to claims he is trying to rally base through divisive rhetoric.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:25 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Race

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Hook, line and sinker

Vincent Gray continues to muscle his way toward Election Day, possibly against his own lawyer’s advice.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:04 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/12/2014

The Current newspapers retract Vincent Gray endorsement

It is first major public defection from Gray since the Jeffrey Thompson allegations were aired.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Media, Politics

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014

‘Who do you believe?’

In his State of the District address, Mayor Vincent Gray impugned accuser Jeffrey Thompson.

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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Say ‘Uncle’?

The primary race has started anew, with this question: Do you believe “Uncle Earl,” or do you believe Vince Gray?

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Five things to know about the Jeffrey Thompson charges

The D.C. businessman was charged Monday after a three-year investigation.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Law Enforcement, Politics

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/10/2014

Down the stretch they come

Early voting for the April D.C. primary elections begins in one week.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 03/07/2014

The Debate Watcher: Gray wins support, but not endorsement, from gay Dems

The Debate Watcher: The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club gave Hizzoner a vote of confidence but not a formal endorsement.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:08 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum, DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Nurses endorse Vincent Orange; Vincent Gray picks up more support

Backing of nurse legislation pays off for Orange; meanwhile, Gray wins more support from city employees.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Health, Politics

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Trayon White, D.C. education board member, will step down

Ward 8 rep Trayon White quits State Board of Education after accepting city job.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Education, Politics

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Bowser campaign cancels event hosted by controversial Fenty ally

Sinclair Skinner, criticized for role in parks contracting, was set to host Bowser on Saturday night.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/05/2014

The Debate Watcher: Vincent Gray gets comfortable on ‘home turf’

The Debate Watcher: Ward 7 Democrats hear all eight candidates talk crime, education, development and more.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum, DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Vincent Gray wins key business endorsement

D.C. Chamber of Commerce cites “solid record of economic development” in delivering second nod to Gray.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:13 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 03/04/2014

The D.C. mayoral candidates on the issues

An interactive guide to where the Democratic candidates stand on education, economic development, crime and more.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:09 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Jack Evans continues attacks on Muriel Bowser, decrying ‘code words’

Evans accused his Ward 4 colleague of mentioning Georgetown, his home neighborhood, in a derogatory way.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:22 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Paul Zukerberg lodges final appeal in bid to restore D.C. attorney general election

Paul Zukerberg has one last chance to convince a court the first AG election should take place this year.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:13 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Law

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 02/27/2014

The Debate Watcher: Candidates take to the airwaves

The Debate Watcher: The prospect of two nearly interrupted hours on top-rated WAMU-FM brought out all eight Democratic hopefuls.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:03 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum, DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 02/26/2014

To pitch economic development plan, Jack Evans goes to Muriel Bowser’s back yard

To pitch his economic development plan, Jack Evans visited a Ward 4 retail corridor.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:52 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Economic Development, Politics

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Responding to fire department criticism, Vincent Gray stands by his men

Responding to fire department criticism, the mayor says calls for resignations are rooted in politics, not performance.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:05 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Public Safety

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Bowsermentum?

New polling indicates mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser may be making headway with her campaign strategy.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:32 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 11:58 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Poll: Gray maintains lead, but Bowser closes gap

First mayoral survey in five weeks is released by WRC-TV, WAMU-FM, The Washington Informer and Marist College.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:58 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Appeals court won’t revisit AG election ruling

Would-be candidate Paul Zukerberg may continue his lawsuit seeking to overturn delay, however.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:07 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, The Law

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Labor council won’t endorse in key D.C. races

Wal-Mart positions worked against Vincent Gray and Anita Bonds, says AFL-CIO president.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014

The Debate Watcher: Candidates go hyperlocal in Southwest forum

The Debate Watcher: Saturday forum at Arena Stage forced candidates to drill down on neighborhood concerns.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:05 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Grocery workers back Vincent Orange for D.C. mayor

Vincent Orange’s support of failed living-wage bill pays off with union nod.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Union endorsements keep coming for D.C. races

Incumbent Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) continues to receive more labor support ahead of April 1 primary.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Muriel Bowser gets the Post nod

The endorsement is fuel for the narrative that Bowser is the leading challenger to Vincent Gray.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:37 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 02/13/2014

The Debate Watcher: ‘Young voters’ in focus at AU forum

The Debate Watcher: Mayoral candidates discussed whether they would give college students free Metro passes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:01 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum, DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/12/2014

The Debate Watcher: ‘Achilles heels’ revealed in Ward 3

The Debate Watcher: Six of eight primary candidates gathered in Tenleytown Tuesday night.

By Aaron C. Davis  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCforum, DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Vincent Gray picks up more labor endorsements

Unions representing service employees and city workers give the incumbent their support.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 02/04/2014

The D.C. primary election is coming fast

Why this year’s city elections are so much earlier than usual.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:28 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/20/2014

Christian Carter exits D.C. mayor race, leaving eight Democrats on ballot

A Washington Post poll released last week found Carter garnered only minuscule support.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Wrestling with re-election decision, Jim Graham polls Ward 1

The longtime D.C. Council member is exploring ethics controversies have harmed his re-election chances.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:13 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 10/14/2013

Andy Shallal says he will formally explore mayoral run

Restaurateur says he will start raising funds, while former deputy mayor says he is also considering a run.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:43 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 08:22 PM ET, 09/30/2013

D.C. Council is sued as it prepares to delay AG election

Lawmakers appear poised to put off the first-ever attorney general election for four years.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:22 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/27/2013

D.C. primary date may still be changed

Phil Mendelson renews efforts to push election back to June after efforts earlier this year failed.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Beverley Wheeler, Robert White seek D.C. Council seats

As the 2014 city elections edge closer, the candidate menagerie continues to expand.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:45 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Donations to Jack Evans constituent fund are under probe

The inquiry involves "contributions from three entities that appear to be affiliated with same primary ownership," an agency lawyer said.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:38 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys & Poets, is pondering a mayoral run

Andy Shallal convened a meeting of potential supporters and advisers Wednesday at his 14th Street NW restaurant.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:45 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013

D.C. mayor poll: Vincent Gray has small lead, but many remain undecided

A recent poll shows the electorate is closely split among four potential candidates.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:36 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Mayoral moneybags

What can be divined about the young mayoral race from the first batch of campaign finance filings?

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:09 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, DeMorning Links, Politics

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Jack Evans snags early union endorsement thanks to 'living wage' vote

A machinists' union leader cited Evans's recent vote in favor of a controversial "living wage" bill as the "primary reason" for the early nod.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:04 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Labor, Politics

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Christian Carter, mayoral candidate, is being sued for unpaid office rent

The long-shot mayoral candidate's business issues go beyond his contracting disputes with the city.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:29 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Latest D.C. mayoral candidate is locked in city contracting disputes

Christian A. Carter's Saturday kickoff at the Hill Center was clouded by questions about his work as a city contractor.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:35 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Is Mayor Vincent Gray running for reelection?

We have four mayoral candidates in D.C. but not much of a mayoral race just yet.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Phil Mendelson hasn't given up hope on changing primary date

Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said he is holding out hope the date could be moved when the council comes back from its summer recess.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:47 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/08/2013

D.C. Council will vote Wednesday on changing primary election date

Chairman Phil Mendelson's decision to move an emergency bill changing the election date from April 1 to June 10 sidesteps the normal legislative process.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Reta Jo Lewis, ex-State Department official, enters D.C. mayor race

The former Clinton and Obama administration official is a surprise fourth entrant to the 2014 mayoral race.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:57 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Primary election date change proposal appears to be dead

With at least three of five members of the council's Government Operations Committee currently opposing the change, it looks as though next year's primary day will remain April Fools'.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Jack Evans discusses his mayoral run

Ahead of his formal announcement, Evans (D-Ward 2) sat for an hour-long interview on why he's running.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:37 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Muriel Bowser's political queries irk Gray administration

Committee staff for D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, a mayoral candidate, have asked board nominees about their political activity.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:13 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Jack Evans will launch mayoral run June 8

The longtime D.C. Council member will become the third sitting legislator to formally seek the city's top office next year.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:04 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Tommy Wells discusses his mayoral run

Ahead of his formal announcement Saturday, Wells sat for a lengthy interview on why he's running and his vision for the city.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Tommy Wells will launch mayoral run Saturday

The D.C. Council member will bring more than three months of exploration when he formally launches his mayoral campaign at a rally in Northeast Washington.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:00 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/03/2013

At first mayoral fundraiser, Muriel Bowser takes shot at primary date change

At first mayoral fundraiser, she said her council colleagues are "so scared they're trying to change the election date."

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 04/29/2013

D.C. primary election date could be moved again

With less than a year remaining until the District's 2014 primary election, some lawmakers are proposing to move it back more than two months.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:41 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Vincent Gray strikes back at Muriel Bowser, says 'I enjoy the job'

Said the mayor of a possible second term: "I will make a decision on 2014 based on what I think my record is moving forward. ... It is, I think, a sterling record, to be honest with you."

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Bryan Weaver launches council run, with big assist from RFK

The bulk of Bryan Weaver's remarks in his campaign launch video are recycled, mainly from speeches by Robert F. Kennedy.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Bryan Weaver readies Ward 1 D.C. Council run

Weaver, a former union organizer who now runs a youth nonprofit, acknowledged Monday that he'd filed campaign papers but declined to discuss his prospects in detail.

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:46 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/05/2013

And they're off

DCision 2014 is officially underway, with D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) launching his mayoral exploratory campaign Monday.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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