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They are who we thought they were

Democratic nominee for D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser; independent mayoral candidate David Catania. (Melina Mara; Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)

What did we learn about the mayoral candidates from the new round of campaign finance reports filed late Tuesday? To paraphrase Dennis Green: They are who we thought they were.

Muriel Bowser added nearly $860,000 to her total, attracting hundreds of new donors as Democratic nominee. David Catania made a strong showing, adding more than $400,000 to his exploratory haul. Bowser has more than twice the cash on hand Catania has, but his $350,000 is plenty to keep the race competitive in the coming months. Meanwhile, in the at-large race, restaurateur Khalid Pitts raised most among the non-Democrats, with more than $80,000 in receipts.

In other news:

Bowser on keeping Kaya Henderson: “She demonstrated to me that she has the urgency and vision” (PostWAMU-FM)

Why is Carol Schwartz running for mayor? (Loose Lips)

“No matter one’s opinion of Ms. Schwartz — or, for that matter, of her opponents — voters should welcome having choices” (Post editorial)

Muriel Bowser campaign’s excuse for skipping debate doesn’t hold water (DofD)

Bryan Weaver decides to drop independent run for Ward 1 council seat (Loose Lips)

UDC board votes to cut 17 faculty jobs (Housing Complex)

Office of Human Rights asked to investigate Adams Morgan restaurant that allegedly left gay slur on receipt (The Washington PostCity Desk)

D.C. Water explores installing a massive solar array at Blue Plains (WBJ)

Taxi Commission moves on putting MetroAccess rides into cabs (DofDWAMU-FM)

Why isn’t DDOT moving faster on Maryland Avenue NE improvements? (WAMU-FMWJLA-TV)

New Hampshire Avenue goes two-way north of Washington Circle next Tuesday (WAMU-FM)

Rating the various north-south streetcar routes (Housing Complex)

D.C. is a regulatory oasis for ridesharing (WAMU-FMDr. Gridlock)

DHS has five years to relocate D.C. General women’s shelter (District Source)

Disposal of former H Street library site goes to D.C. Council (WBJ)

Child porn charge added to Linwood Barnhill’s prostitution case (Post)

Cell video helps cops catch Carver-Langston burglar (WJLA-TV)

Cathy Lanier addresses transgender town hall: “If there is wrongdoing on the part of a police officer, we want to know about it” (Blade)

Capitol Police investigate top commander for alleged improper relationship (Post)

How the MBT will be completed south of M Street NE (GGW)

Peter Rosenstein accuses Phil Mendelson of arrogance — in two different publications! (BladeDish)

Liquor delivery service is under ABRA investigation (DCist)

Here’s the building that collapsed on New York Avenue (Curbed)

What you missed during Millennial Week (City Desk)

Eric Cantor’s staff drowns sorrows by buying out the Tune Inn (Roll Call)

Bill Marriott: 82, and still kicking hard (Post)

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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