Kwame Brown steps up chairman campaign
D.C. Council member Kwame Brown's campaign for council chairman is starting to take shape.
On Wednesday, Brown (D-At Large) officially filed as a candidate with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. One day later, Brown's father, Marshall Brown, was at Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street rounding up support for his son. Marshall Brown, a longtime political strategist, was handing out freshly printed "Kwame for Council Chair" signs to patrons, reports The Washington Post's Jonathan O'Connell.
Last night, Brown sent out a statement highlighting the support of council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3).
"Council member Kwame Brown understands what's at stake and has the ability to bring the council and residents together on critical issues," Cheh said. "He has the skills to preserve the city's fiscal health while balancing the needs of residents across the city."
Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 1) has also stated that he plans to run for council chair. But Evans has not filed, and some City Hall observers believe he could face an uphill battle against Brown.
In other campaign news, council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) reports that he's already picked up an endorsement from the Service Employees International Union, a potentially significant nod considering the union's influence within the Hispanic community.
-- Tim Craig
April 16, 2010; 12:08 PM ET
Categories: 2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Tim Craig | Tags: Council of the District of Columbia, Jack Evans, Jim Graham, Kwame Brown, Service Employees International Union
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