Numbers show Mara wasn't able to grow his voter base in any significant way, suggesting a limit to the number of Democrats and independents willing to support a Republican.
Maps show how dominant winner Anita Bonds was in the periphery of the city, while competitors split the votes in the rest of the city.
The D.C. Republican Party, which saw its best hopes in a decade of electing one of its own to the D.C. Council vanish with Patrick Mara's third-place finish.
Patrick Mara's third-place D.C. Council finish has already prompted D.C. GOP hand-wringing.
After an Election Day that saw expectedly dismal turnout, Anita Bonds will remain an at-large D.C. Council member for at least another 20 months.
Turnout was low across the city, as expected — but was it even lower than in the 2011 citywide special election? Stay tuned for results and analysis as the numbers come in.
Residents can choose an at-large D.C. Council member and vote yes or no on a charter amendment to (maybe) give District give budgeting freedom from Congress.
A look at the 2,894 ballots cast during early voting, as well as the 6,669 absentee ballots requested, offer some insights into the shape of Tuesday's electorate.
Of the 2,894 who cast ballots during early voting, scores were homeless residents organized by the Washington Interfaith Network.
In the call, which will reach 10,000 registered D.C. Republicans, the popular New Jersey governor says Mara will bring "balance and accountability" to the D.C. Council.