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No joke, third White House crasher Carlos Allen is actually running for mayor

Carlos Allen, the third "gate crasher," files his nominating papers this week. (Bill O'Leary/TWP)

Carlos Allen, how could we have underestimated you? When the infamous White House gate-crasher floated the notion of running for D.C. mayor, we basically blew it off.

Heck, anyone can put together a goofy Facebook poster saying he's a candidate, as Allen did last spring. Doesn't mean he is. But darned if Allen didn't file papers Wednesday, making him one of seven candidates headed for the Democratic primary ballot, if his petition holds up under scrutiny (you need 2,000 signatures to qualify).

Can he do this? Especially with the feds still investigating the state dinner breaches? The usually chatty entrepreneur strangely did not return calls or e-mails. His attorney, A. Scott Bolden, told us that the two matters are "mutually exclusive" and that he doesn't think Allen is a target of the ongoing probes.

By The Reliable Source  |  July 9, 2010; 1:05 AM ET
Categories:  Politics , White House crashers  
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Since when has trouble with the law stopped anyone from being mayor of DC?

Compared to some of the acts committed by current and past mayors, crashing a party is really small potatoes.

Posted by: Redial1 | July 9, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

He's no nuttier than Fenty or Gray; and compared to that Greene guy in South Carolina, he's a Rhodes Scholar. Go, Carlos. DC is already so screwed up, it's hard to see how anyone with no credentials for the job could make things any worse. . .

Posted by: 7900rmc | July 9, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

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