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Council Returns to Business

The D.C. Council resumes its business today. It returns with a full agenda, from gun lesgislation to school reform to homelessness. The council has also launched an investigation into the Board of Elections and Ethics and the problems during the vote count last week during the primary.

Four council members, Jack Evans (Ward 2), Muriel Bowser (Ward 4), Yvette Alexander (Ward 7) and Marion Barry (Ward 8), emerged with clear victories in that primary and are widely expected to win in the general election this November. That's also true for At-Large Democrat Kwame Brown, who found himself unopposed last week.

Carol Schwartz, the Republican at-large member, however, returns to session as a write-in candidate for the general election. Schwartz lost last week to newcomer Patrick Mara in the GOP primary. But yesterday, she announced she would be a write-in candidate.

By Marcia Davis  |  September 16, 2008; 7:15 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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Morning. Longtime Reader. Love the Blog. Hate the logo.

Question for you - when are you going to update the D.C. Wire logo so it actually shows MORE of D.C. than Northern Virginia?

Posted by: dcvoterboy | September 16, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

I voted against Carol Schwartz in the primary because of her opposition to a strong DC ban on cigarette smoking in restaurants, bars, etc. As someone employed in such an establishment, I was literally sick of breathing other people's smoke.

Posted by: DC Republican | September 16, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

It is almost two weeks after the election and nobody knows who really won the September 9, 2008 Republican Primary for Delegate to the US House of Representatives. The BoEE keeps telling me they will tell me who won next Monday, Friday, or Wednesday.

It would be nice to know who won sometime soon, because I would like to start asking for money and endorsements, but I do not yet know if I will be running as a Republican or a write-in candidate like Carol Schwartz.

Posted by: Adrian Salsgiver | September 21, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

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