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Brown And Brown On Top

Many bettors on the November at large council race put incumbent Kwame R. Brown (D) solidly in first place with independent Democrat Michael A. Brown coming in second - returning the incumbent to a second term and finally giving the other Brown (no relation) a win after unsuccessful run for mayor and a ward council seat.

Well, if the Ward 5 Democrats' straw poll is any indication, the wagers might be right on the money.

Voters were allowed two picks just as they will in the November General Election. Kwame Brown received 41 votes while Michael Brown got 29. Republican Council member Carol Schwartz, who has launched a write-in campaign to retain her at-large seat, came in third with 20 votes.

They were followed by Dee Hunter, who is facing allegations of mishandling settlements of three clients (first reported in The Legal Times), with 10 votes.

Mark Long, education consultant who lost his bid for Ward 7 council member last year, came in a distant fifth with three votes.

Patrick Mara, the Republican nominee, and David Schwartzman, the Statehood Green nominee, did not attend last night.

The forum was held at Michigan Park Christian Church. Rae Zapata, moderator and third vice president of the Ward 5 Democrats, provided results to D.C. Wire.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  September 23, 2008; 4:13 PM ET
 
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First, to be fair, Carol is a good person and has done some good things. But now the reality, she has served a long time and its time for change. Since Carol insists on being a republican and since the republicans have thrown her out, she should abide by her republican voters decision. We in Ward 5 have consistently asked her to register as a Democrat and she has stubbornly refused. Maybe now that she understands that the republicans don't respect her, maybe she will come back after this election and register as a Democrat and run again. As for this election, my vote goes to Mike Brown, the independent Democrat who has the professional background and experience to be a strong, effective and serious member of the Council. It's time for a change Carol. Thanks for the memories.

GO MICHAEL BROWN !!
AN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRAT

Posted by: Ward 5 Voter | September 25, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

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