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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Kane skipping debate to attend 'Red Mass'

Maryland gubernatorial combatants Martin O'Malley (D) and Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) have finally agreed to debate this month. But a debate between their running mates that had been scheduled for Sunday will not be happening. As first reported by...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 1, 2010; 6:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Bob Ehrlich, Martin O'Malley, Mary Kane, Maryland, Maryland Governor 2010  
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Fenty write-in campaign isn't going away

UPDATED 4 P.M. There are indications that the campaign to write in incumbent mayor and primary loser Adrian Fenty on the Nov. 2 general election ballot is something more than just a Facebook group. Yesterday, lengthy polling calls went out...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 1, 2010; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Oct. 1, 2010

TODAY IS OCT. 1, 2010 -- 32 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION Happy new fiscal year! It's now 2011 in budgetary terms, and with a $175 million shortfall already needing to be closed, Washington Business Journal's Michael Neibauer digs into budget...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 1, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Morning Mike, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 30, 2010

TODAY IS SEPT. 30, 2010 -- 33 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION In this week's City Paper, fabulous former colleague Dave Weigel profiles cot-sleeping, Five Guys-loving, retrocession-favoring Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) -- aka the District of Columbia's overlord in waiting. Chaffetz,...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 30, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning Mike, The District  
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Could Adrian Fenty have won as an independent?

On Monday, as a follower of the @WriteFentyIn Twitter account, I received the following direct message: "It's not over. Please write-in Adrian Fenty for DC Mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 2" So is it over? As a write-in -- an unwilling...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 29, 2010; 5:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 29, 2010

TODAY IS SEPT. 29, 2010 -- 34 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) went about the task of defining his mayoral legacy as a brave, damn-the-torpedoes education reformer yesterday, appearing at an NBC-sponsored education forum hosted by Tom...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 29, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Morning Mike, The District  
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Gray campaign announces town hall meetings

Vincent Gray, the presumptive mayor-elect, has scheduled a promised series of eight town hall meetings -- one in each city ward -- leading up to the Nov. 2 general election. A press release says that Gray, who ran on a...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 28, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DCision 2010, The District, Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 28, 2010

TODAY IS SEPT. 28, 2010 -- 35 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION How's this for a short honeymoon? Presumptive mayor-elect Vincent Gray will be faced with plugging a $175 million budget gap -- a task that stands to set the tone...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 28, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Experts raise warning flags over D.C. Internet voting plan

Absentee D.C. voters living overseas this year have the option of participating in a new "digital vote by mail" system. Absentee D.C. residents have been able to cast ballots by faxing them or attaching them to a regular e-mail, with the understanding that their vote would not be private. The new process encrypts the completed ballot and allows blind counting.

By Mike DeBonis  | September 27, 2010; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  DCision 2010, The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 27, 2010

TODAY IS SEPT. 27, 2010 -- 36 DAYS UNTIL GENERAL ELECTION Another weekend, another round of Michelle Rhee hand-wringing. This morning, it went all the way to the top, with President Barack Obama responding to a question on the Today...

By Mike DeBonis  | September 27, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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