District of DeBonis: DCision 2013


Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/06/2013

Patrick Mara wins the absentee ballot count

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.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/29/2013

The D.C. Council election results, in maps

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.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Whither the D.C. GOP?

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.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Patrick Mara campaign suffered 'total collapse,' D.C. GOP chair says

Patrick Mara's third-place D.C. Council finish has already prompted D.C. GOP hand-wringing.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:26 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/24/2013

Anita Bonds, council member in full

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.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013

D.C. special election results liveblog

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.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 04/23/2013

It's Election Day (again)

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.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:03 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 04/22/2013

D.C.'s early and absentee voting, by the numbers

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.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:00 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Homeless residents organize for D.C. special election

Of the 2,894 who cast ballots during early voting, scores were homeless residents organized by the Washington Interfaith Network.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Chris Christie backs Patrick Mara in GOP robocall

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.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Down the stretch they come

The latest chapter in the perpetual campaign is coming to a close ahead of Tuesday's special election, with some late-breaking shakeups.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Too much democracy in D.C.?

Candidates in the upcoming D.C. Council special election are lightly grumbling about the surfeit of candidates forums in the runup to local elections.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Poll: Anita Bonds has lead in D.C. Council race

Poll: Bonds has lead in D.C. Council race

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:01 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Republicans are told Patrick Mara is a Republican

GOP-targeted mailer is sent by the D.C. Action Fund, an independent expenditure committee chaired by a former D.C. Republican Committee leader.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/02/2013

D.C. elections board will spend $30,000 to resend postcard

Postcard containing confusing information about the upcoming special election was sent to nearly 300,000 city households.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 12/12/2012

D.C. Council member employed by street-paver wants more street paving

D.C. Council member Anita Bonds, employed by Fort Myer Construction, wants to focus on "the repair of these streets."

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:55 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Patrick Mara enters at-large D.C. Council race

The State Board of Education member and prominent Republican said he will make his third run for citywide office.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/29/2012

D.C. special election set for April 23

The election will be about a month later than Election Day would have been had the old law been in place.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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