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D.C. Wire: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

Young Fenty write-in supporters fined $18,500

The leaders behind the campaign to get D.C. voters to write in Adrian M. Fenty on their general election ballots last year have been fined $18,500 for improperly using the former mayor's campaign materials during their campaign.

By Tim Craig  | January 14, 2011; 5:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Gray leads first D.C. council breakfast as mayor

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) on Friday led his first mayor-council breakfast as the city's chief executive. The monthly meetings where the mayor breaks bread with the council members and updates them on administrative issues became a source of tension under former Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. The meetings were sometimes...

By Nikita Stewart  | January 14, 2011; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  
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Gray inaugural donors: Search the database

Mayor Vincent C. Gray raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for his inaugural ceremony and swanky ball this month at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Post reporter Nikita Stewart reported today. Use the form below to search a database of donors to his inauguration and transition. Online...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | January 13, 2011; 6:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Vincent C. Gray  
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Ex-transportation chief Gabe Klein considers D.C. council run

Gabe Klein, the former head of the city Department of Transportation, is seriously considering entering the at-large race for the D.C Council seat currently held by interim member Sekou Biddle, according sources who have talked to him about the matter. Klein, who built a loyal following during his service in...

By Tim Craig  | January 13, 2011; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
 
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MaryEva Candon edges closer to D.C. Council bid

MaryEva Candon, who's been a local Democratic Party leader for more than three decades, said she will run as a "fiscal conservative" if she enters the race for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council. Candon, who lives in Ward 2, said she has picked up petitions to enter the...

By Tim Craig  | January 13, 2011; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election, D.C. Council  
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Fenty lands gig with Philadelphia-based firm

Former D.C. mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) will work as an outside adviser and counsel for Heffler, Radetich & Saitta, a Philadelphia-based accounting and consulting firm. The firm announced Thursday that the 40-year-old Fenty, who lost reelection in the September Democratic primary, would "help further develop and enhance the firm's...

By Nikita R Stewart  | January 13, 2011; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty, Nikita Stewart  
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Logan Circle activist enters council race

Wayne Dickson, a longtime community activist from Logan Circle, is entering the race for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council currently filled by interim member Sekou Biddle.

By Tim Craig  | January 12, 2011; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Norton offers trio of D.C. voting rights bills

Facing an uphill battle against a new Republican majority, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) has recommenced her effort to win congressional voting rights for the district, offering a trio of bills taking different approaches toward the same broad goal.

By Ben Pershing  | January 12, 2011; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Ben Pershing, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Voting Rights  
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Gray faces first snow test as mayor

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is gearing up for his first test as the commander in chief of the city's snow-removal effort.

By Tim Craig  | January 11, 2011; 1:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  D.C. Employees, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Lopez files signatures, gets endorsement for at-large race

Joshua Lopez, who worked as a political aide to former mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), said he has filed enough signatures to be a candidate in the April 26 special election for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

By Tim Craig  | January 10, 2011; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  D.C. Council, Kwame Brown, Mayor Fenty, Michelle A. Rhee, Sekou Biddle, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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D.C. Democratic Committee head says her Biddle vote 'is private'

The head of the D.C. Democratic State Committee is refusing to publicly state who she voted for in last week's party vote on an interim at-large council member, calling the matter "private."

By Tim Craig  | January 10, 2011; 1:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Campaign Finance, D.C. Council, D.C. Democrats & Republicans, Kwame Brown, Sekou Biddle, Tim Craig  
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D.C. government observes moment of silence for Ariz. victims

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council members led D.C. government employees in a moment of silence in observance of the Arizona tragedy. Gray (D) also used the 11 a.m. event to address gun control and mental health.

By Nikita R. Stewart  | January 10, 2011; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  City Life, Crime and Public Safety, D.C. Council, Kwame Brown, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray  
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