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Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/01/2012

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Past may have been prologue for Michael Brown’s reelection campaign. (Michael Temchine - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
As D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown has struggled to salvage his mess of a reelection campaign, eyes now turn to his last campaign: Several ex-staffers from Brown’s 2008 campaign are on the record blasting Brown and his management style (or lack of one) to The Post’s Tim Craig. “I have never been on a campaign that had that much financial discombobulation, and I believe it’s because of the candidate,” said Julius Henson, a veteran operative brought in to help Brown after his previous campaign team quit. So what do events four years ago have to do with Brown’s current issues — including more than $100,000 in missing campaign money? “The only thing I can say, the pattern that he is following now, follows his other campaigns,” said Gerri Adams-Simmons, his former campaign chairwoman. A Brown spokesman referred to the ex-supporters as “disgruntled,” while in a letter to the Post, Brown maintains he had “no knowledge of or involvement in the disappearance of the money, nor did I benefit from it.”

In other news:

Happy new fiscal year — now the food trucks are charging sales tax (Examiner)

DCPS teacher will be fired after being convicted of sending lewd Facebook message to 12-year-old student (Post)

Fired environment director Christophe Tulou is now claiming whistleblower protections (WaTimes)

Park View church clashes with officials over historic designation (Post)

Ten years after the D.C. sniper (Post)

It’s Occupy DC’s one-year anniversary — marches planned all day (Post, WRC-TV, WaTimes, City Desk, WAMU-FM)

My god, there could be Nats playoff games and presidential debates on the same night? (Post)

At at-large candidate forum, Brown faced fierce attacks from opponent A.J. Cooper (D.C. Wire)

D.C. moves to require apartment buildings to offer bike parking (WBJ)

Lawmakers don’t agree on whether proposed charter amendment bars a felonious politico from office for life (Post editorial)

Police graduate new cadet class, bringing sworn force over 3,900 (WTOP, Examiner.com)

Vince Gray is not a fan of this year’s goofy MLB playoff system (WaTimes)

In D.C. employee residency measures, “a moblike shakedown” (WaTimes)

Region residents think the economy’s pretty swell (Post poll)

Surplus prompts more speed-camera talk (Examiner)

Laid-off power plant worker wins the D.C. lottery (WJLA-TV)

Ribbon will be cut on new forensic lab today (Hill Rag)

Georgetown U. among those eyeing former National Labor College space in Silver Spring (Capital Business)

McMillan developer throws cold water on flooding relief plan (Examiner)

D.C. hospitals will be hit hard by new Medicare “readmission” penalties (Post)

Small city contractors complain about late payments (Examiner)

The city’s new ethics office has its first director (D.C. Wire)

Alleged “fight club” at Boys and Girls Club camp remains under investigation (WTOP)

Tony Williams & Co. talk about the myths and realities of gentrification (GGW)

Why Gray should spend the projected budget surplus on the homeless (WLCH, Poverty and Policy)

Developers’ association gives Congress Heights rec center an “extreme makeover” (WJLA-TV)

Council panel backs controversial pick for alcohol board chair (Examiner)

Why are off-duty D.C. cops pulling over drivers for minor traffic offenses? (WAMU-FM)

Contra DCPS’s recalibrated student performance goals (Examiner)

With personnel moves, police smooth over relations with gay activists (Blade)

Feds aim to remake southwest buildings into “Federal Triangle South” (Capital Business, WBJ, DCmud)

Man found shot to death early Sunday on upper Georgia Avenue (Crime Scene)

Drunken argument preceded man’s killing by his cousin, authorities say (Post)

Man alleged to have stabbed his brother in the back, literally (Examiner)

Drunk driver was involved in fiery Petworth crash, police say (Crime Scene, WTOP, WUSA-TV, WJLA-TV)

Suspect in downtown gun robbery is a former employee of the store he robbed (Post)

The LivingSocial Metro deal: The readers react (Post letters)

Gray and Tony Dungy help Comcast promote low-cost Internet service (Capital Business)

Near the ballpark, why not a Tony Williams Way? (Post letter)

Hey, at least he’s got a bike on there (WashCycle)

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