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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

Analyzing Phil Mendelson's runaway victory

Let's turn now to the Democratic primary race for the at-large D.C. Council seat. For the second election cycle in a row, Phil Mendelson won the most votes of any Democrat running for local office -- outpolling mayoral winner Vince...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 24, 2010; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DCision 2010, Phil Mendelson, The District  
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Picking apart the D.C. chairman's race

To continue with the number-crunching here on the Big Blog, let's take a look at the race for D.C. Council chairman. Kwame Brown won a resounding victory over prime challenger Vincent Orange, but it was not a sweep. Orange won...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 24, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DCision 2010, Kwame Brown, The District, Vincent Orange  
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How turnout affected the D.C. primary election

Today, in the not-a-column, I shared some insights into this year's primary elections revealed by a deep dig into precinct-by-precinct and ward-by-ward results from this year and four years ago. Here on the Big Blog, I'll take a closer look still.

By Mike DeBonis  | September 24, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 24, 2010

TODAY IS SEPT. 24, 2010 -- 39 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION "They came, they met. And then they came out to say that they met." So said Bill Turque about what happened between Vincent Gray and Michelle Rhee on the...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 24, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Morning Mike, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 23, 2010

TODAY IS SEPT. 23, 2010 -- 40 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION Today at noon comes the post-election encounter we've all been waiting on: Vincent Gray and Michelle Rhee meet to hash out what Bill Turque and Nick Anderson call the...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 23, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 22, 2010

TODAY IS SEPT. 22, 2010 -- 41 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION Back to work yesterday for the D.C. Council: Ann Marimow highlights a new bill that would keep youth sports participants who show signs of concussion out of practices and...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 22, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gray and Rhee to meet Thursday

The long-awaited sit-down meeting between presumptive mayor-elect Vincent Gray and schools chancellor Michelle Rhee will take place Thursday, a person with knowledge of the meeting said this afternoon. The summit is set for high noon, in Gray's wood-paneled corner...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 21, 2010; 9:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, The District, Vincent Gray  
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D.C.'s September primary likely to be its last

Last Tuesday, the District of Columbia held its 19th September primary election. It may well have been the last. According to the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (aka MOVE), passed by Congress last year, seven weeks just isn't long...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 21, 2010; 1:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 21, 2010

TODAY IS SEPT. 21, 2010 -- 42 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION The first D.C. Council meeting in two months is now underway, and it's more notable for what won't be discussed than for what will. Dropped from the agenda at...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 21, 2010; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Nickles under investigation for conflict of interest

For several weeks now, folks in the John A. Wilson Building have been atwitter that Attorney General Peter J. Nickles has run afoul of bar discipline authorities -- specifically, that he has violated strictures on conflicts of interest by participating...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 20, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, Phil Mendelson, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 20, 2010

Tim Craig and I today explain what city government will be dealing with after Vincent Gray's defeat of Adrian Fenty.

By Mike DeBonis  | September 20, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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