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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: July 4, 2010 - July 10, 2010

Fenty donors put their mouths where their money is

On Friday, Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) is debuting TV commercials touting his commitment to affordable housing, small business and neighborhood development. Fenty himself appears in none of the ads, leaving unidentified District residents to talk up Fenty's record. But these...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 9, 2010; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: July 9, 2010

TODAY IS JULY 9, 2010 -- 67 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY Scoop of the day honors to Tom Sherwood, who reports that Kwame Brown, at-large council member and chairman candidate, owes north of $50,000 on three credit cards and has...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 9, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning Mike, The District  
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Fenty debuts TV ads; touts 'determination' over 'arrogance'

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. The first television advertisements of the District's 2010 campaign season will begin airing Friday. They are, not surprisingly, for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's well-financed re-election campaign. Fenty is running three 15-second ads on local network...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 8, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, DCision 2010, The District  
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Fenty pulled over for illegal turn in Chinatown

Traffic tickets seems to be the issue of the day in the mayoral race: This morning, Mike Laris and I reported that candidate Vincent Gray (D) is still dealing with a traffic ticket he received in Maryland in 2002....

By Mike DeBonis  | July 8, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: July 8, 2010

TODAY IS JULY 8, 2010 -- 68 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY Post columnist Bob McCartney has a smart take on the mayoral race -- more precisely, on Adrian Fenty's refusal to honor "the old rules of D.C. politics." To wit:...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 8, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning Mike, The District  | Tags:  Fenty aloof; vincent gray ticket; rhee hatch act; banneker settlement; d.c. schools testing  
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DeMorning DeBonis: July 7, 2010

TODAY IS JULY 7, 2010 -- 69 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY A nice scoop on Mayor Adrian Fenty's parks contracting this morning from Bill Myers, writing in the Examiner: Abdullahi Barrow, partner of mayoral buddy Sinclair Skinner in Liberty Engineering...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 7, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Council questions parks contract settlement

D.C. Council members aren't taking well the news that the city reached a $550,000 settlement last week with Banneker Ventures, the company overseeing Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's controversial parks construction. Democrats Mary Cheh (Ward 3), Phil Mendelson (At Large) and...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 6, 2010; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, The District  
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Patrick Mara, ex-council hopeful, tops list of school board challengers

CORRECTED 10/10 Not all of this campaign season's electoral action will be decided Sept. 14 -- there should be some close races decided Nov. 2 as well, if the list of candidates picking up petitions to get on the...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 6, 2010; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: July 6, 2010

TODAY IS JULY 6, 2010 -- 70 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY Let's launch this extra-long long-weekend edition of DMDB with a brief discussion of the failings of this year's Palisades July 4 Parade, that fabulous civic institution that, in election...

By Mike DeBonis  | July 6, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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