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DeMorning Links: Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5)

McDuffie voting Tuesday, while holding daughter Jozi, 2. (Tony Ponds/Courtesy of McDuffie campaign)

Democrat Kenyan McDuffie, a former letter carrier who put himself through law school and went on to work as a criminal prosecutor, will replace Harry Thomas Jr. as Ward 5’s D.C. Council member. His victory was sweeping, winning 10 of the ward’s 18 precincts and coming in second in every precinct he didn’t win. McDuffie, who assembled a broad coalition and ran a focused campaign, outpolled nearest competitor Delano Hunter by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. More on McDuffie’s big win to come. More coverage from WaTimes, Examiner, Blade, and WAMU-FM.

In other news:

We have a fiscal 2013 budget (Post, WRC-TV, WaTimes, Examiner, WBJ, WAMU-FM)

Authorities move to improve late-night cab situation at Union Station (Post)

D.C. traffic fatalities on pace to hit all-time low (TBD)

Where did Kaya Henderson find $10 million? Tremendously unclear. (D.C. Schools Insider)

Gotta be careful with that Hot Stuff (Nationals Journal)

City moves to rebid portion of Hill East parcel (Capital Business, WBJ, Housing Complex)

If you’re going to buy a house in this town, you best come correct (Post)

Federal IG slams Airports Authority in audit report (Post)

Jonetta Rose Barras is now against school closings (Examiner)

Details emerge in police-involved shooting late Monday; victim ID’d as Dominique Campbell, 41 (Post)

Man shot last July died in March, adding to this year’s homicide count (Crime Scene)

Gray and David Catania ended up making nice on Healthcare Alliance funding (WBJ)

Community College CEO Jonathan Gueverra is gone for good (Housing Complex)

Archbishop speaks out on Georgetown University’s invitation to Kathleen Sebelius (Post)

No more “barefoot boy” for Eisenhower Memorial (Post)

Several D.C. gay and lesbian organizations evacuated due to L.A. bomb threat (WTOP)

Door opens on moving Red Line train (Unsuck DC Metro, Dr. Gridlock)

Federal magistrate Deborah A. Robinson, the judge who would not jail Marion Barry for not filing tax returns, gets eight more years on the bench (Legal Times)

Big grant for “arts and cultural activities” in Anacostia (CHotR)

More police-pedicab drama (TBD)

Hey, don’t be a jerk on the bus (GGW)

Catching up with Michelle Rhee and her big-spending StudentsFirst organization (Reuters)

The socialist take on D.C. school reform (World Socialist)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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