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D.C. Wire: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Gray launches new round of ads

Despite being all but assured to win the Nov. 2 general election, D.C. Council Chairman Vince C. Gray is launching a final push to turn out supporters and win over skeptics who may not have supported him in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for mayor.

By Tim Craig  | October 29, 2010; 1:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Tommy Wells, advocates push for tax increase

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) said Wednesday night he will not accept any cuts to the city's social services budget unless its also accompanied by a tax increase, perhaps even on wage-earners who make less than $100,000 a year.

By Tim Craig  | October 28, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Tim Craig  
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Big crowd celebrates Kwame Brown's birthday

Council member Kwame R. Brown (D-At large), who is expected to coast to a win Tuesday in the race for council chairman, took over one of the city's newest hot spots Wednesday night to celebrate his 40th birthday.

By Nikita Stewart  | October 28, 2010; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 District Election, D.C. Council, Kwame Brown, Nikita Stewart  
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Nickles readies subpoena for Harry Thomas

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles is issuing a subpoena this evening to council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) for documents related to his oversight of a nonprofit organization that is not registered with the Internal Revenue Service or in good standing with city regulators.

By Tim Craig  | October 26, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2010 District Election, D.C. Council, Tim Craig  
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Campaign finance office to look into 'Write Fenty In' signs

The Office of Campaign Finance will hold a closed-door hearing Wednesday to begin investigating complaints that the Write Fenty In campaign is illegally using Fenty 2010 yard signs. Wesley Williams, a spokesman for the Office of Campaign Finance, confirmed his office had received complaints so a hearing has been scheduled....

By Tim Craig  | October 26, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Tim Craig  
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Durso to leave hotel association for a 'new chapter in my life'

The Hotel Association of Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that longtime president Emily Durso would step down at the end of November, leading to speculation that she's headed for a job in the administration of presumptive mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray. In the news release about her impending departure and the appointment...

By Nikita R Stewart  | October 26, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  | Tags:  Emily Durso; Vincent Gray; hotel association; destination dc; transition; administration  
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