February 18, 2014
THE DISTRICT
Police identify man fatally struck by truck

A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while walking in the right lane of the Sousa Bridge on Friday has died of his injuries, according to D.C. police.

Joseph Brown, 61, of Southeast Washington died Monday, police said

The accident occurred Friday about 5:45 a.m. when police said a 2006 Chevrolet truck being driven west across the bridge struck Brown. Police said the driver of the truck remained on the scene and the cause of the accident is under investigation.

— Peter Hermann

marYland
Delaney filesfor second term

Rep. John Delaney filed for reelection Tuesday, a move likely to end speculation that he might run for governor.

There had been chatter for more than a month about the first-term congressman from Montgomery County making a late entry into the Democratic gubernatorial race, fueled in part by a telephone poll on the race that included Delaney’s name. Delaney declined to say at the time whether it was his survey.

A Washington Post poll shows that Delaney would face an uphill battle in a statewide race. Among Democrats, 16 percent said they have a favorable impression of Delaney, while 9 percent said they have an unfavorable impression; 75 percent said they have no opinion.

In theory, Delaney could still switch races, but that now seems highly unlikely. The filing deadline is Feb. 25 at 9 p.m..

— John M. Wagner

virginia
Group wants politics out of redistricting

A bipartisan group of current and former Virginia officials is trying to take politics out of the state’s redistricting process by the 2021 election.

Currently, the legislature draws the state’s political lines after each census. But the lines often reflect which party is in control of the statehouse.

OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting, founded by Leigh Middleditch, co-founder of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, will advocate for nonpartisan redistricting outside of lawmakers’ control.

— Rachel Weiner

FBI seeks tips in corruption cases

The FBI took the unusual step of asking for the public’s help in corruption cases on Tuesday.

In a news release, the agency called public corruption its “number one criminal investigative priority” and said it was especially interested in ferreting it out in Northern Virginia. The agency said many of its corruption cases begin with tips and asked anyone with information to call a special Northern Virginia Public Corruption Hotline at 703-686-6225 or send an e-mail to NOVAPC@
ic.fbi.gov.

— Matt Zapotosky

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