Just a few weeks ago, he was even honored by Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), who ceremonially proclaimed September 29 as Bob King Day. He’s known for busing in senior citizens to get votes and Tuesday, his campaign machine was in full swing per usual. To be clear, King’s time as a commissioner hasn’t been without incident: Some might remember that he was the guy pushing for a ballot initiative that would allow residents to vote on legalizing same-sex marriages.
Alas, Tuesday his reign is over, upended by a 33-year-old construction manager who grew up in D.C. I decided to ask Looper some questions this morning via Twitter. Here’s how it went.