D.C. Chamber of Commerce Affirms Mara Endorsement
The D.C. Chamber, which endorsed Patrick Mara over D.C. Council incumbent Carol Schwartz in the Republican primary for an at-large council seat, has affirmed its endorsement for the general election. Mara beat Schwartz in the primary, and he will face Democrat incumbent Kwame R. Brown, as well as several independents, including Michael Brown, Dee Hunter and Mark Long, as well as Schwartz, running as a write-in candidate, in the general election. (Voters will pick two at-large candidates from that group.)
In a statement, Kelvin J. Robinson, chairman of the Chamber's political action committee, said: "We believe that Mara's business values and understanding will help reinvigorate support for what has been an active and thriving business community in the District. The PACs endorsement of Mara is consistent with the direction that the vast majority of Chamber members have requested we take. We continue to encourage our members as well as the broader business and District community to work to secure his success in the coming general election."
David A Nakamura
September 25, 2008; 4:08 PM ET
Categories: 2008 District Election
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