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Don Peebles' award-winning, racially charged anti-Fenty mailer

Behold the mailer that helped take down Mayor Adrian Fenty. Produced by an independent expenditure committee largely funded by megadeveloper R. Donahue Peebles, the mailer this week won a prestigious Reed Award from Campaigns & Elections magazine, in the...

By Mike DeBonis  | February 10, 2011; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, Don Peebles  
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Peebles' company files countersuit against Nickles, claims defamation

Megadeveloper R. Donahue Peebles has struck back at outgoing Attorney General Peter J. Nickles, who accused Peebles of committing fraud last month in leasing an Anacostia building to the city government.

By Mike DeBonis  | December 20, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, Don Peebles, The District  
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Nickles takes aim at Peebles, alleges $1.25M in overbilling

UPDATED 7:45 P.M. Attorney General Peter Nickles' scorched-earth farewell continues. Today his office filed suit against the owners of an office building at 2100 Martin Luther King Ave. SE, where the city has leased office space for two decades....

By Mike DeBonis  | November 10, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty, Don Peebles, The District, Vincent Gray  
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Peebles spent nearly $100,000 on primary election

R. Donahue Peebles, the big-time developer who spent months promising to get into the mayoral race only to sit back in the end, did not remain on the sidelines after all. Two weeks before the city primaries, according to...

By Mike DeBonis  | October 11, 2010; 8:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  DCision 2010, Don Peebles, The District  
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Don Peebles: Not a mayoral candidate 'at this point right now'

R. Donahue Peebles's long dance with a mayoral run is nearing an end. The D.C.-born developer, based in Florida for more than a decade now, appeared on Jonetta Rose Barras's WPFW-FM show Thursday morning, promising to answer whether or...

By Mike DeBonis  | June 17, 2010; 11:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  DCision 2010, Don Peebles, The District  
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Don Peebles: Still thinking!

Your not-quite-daily R. Donahue Peebles mayoral decision update: Still thinking! The Peebster emerged today to explain that checks he'd written to Council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large) weren't actually for his run for the council chair, but were to...

By Mike DeBonis  | June 11, 2010; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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