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Hotel Association Endorses Council Incumbents

The Hotel Association of Washington has endorsed a clean sweep of incumbents in the D.C. Council races, putting its clout behind Carol Schwartz (R-At Large) and Democrats Kwame R. Brown (At Large), Jack Evans (Ward 2), Muriel Bowser (Ward 4), Yvette Alexander (Ward 7) and Marion Barry (Ward 8). The endorsement is particularly sweet for Schwartz, who saw the Greater Washington Board of Trade endorse rival Republican Patrick Mara earlier this week. A Schwartz aide pointed out that the Hotel Association is not immune to the legislation championed by Schwartz and approved by the council that mandates employers grant workers paid sick leave. That's the bill that the Board of Trade cited as a reason it was endorsing Mara, but the Hotel Assocation was not bothered by it.

"I'm delighted that our Political Action Committee has elected to endorse such fine candidates," Richard Spigler, hotel board chairman, said in a statement.

By David A Nakamura  |  July 23, 2008; 10:32 AM ET
Categories:  2008 District Election , David Nakamura  
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Hotel Association leaders must be spoking reefer.

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