dc mayoral race
President Barack Obama has endorsed fellow Democrat Muriel Bowser’s bid for District of Columbia mayor.
Another District of Columbia mayoral candidate is scheduled to turn in nominating petitions to get on the ballot in November.
District of Columbia mayoral candidate David Catania says his opponent, fellow council member Muriel Bowser, represents “business as usual” and seems determined to avoid discussing important issues for voters until the last possible moment.
Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.
The man who blew the whistle on illegal activity during District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign is endorsing one of Gray’s rivals.
Candidates for mayor of the District of Columbia are running out of time to raise money to finance their bids.
In 2010, Vincent Gray received 72,648 votes in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary. That was good enough for a nearly 10-percentage point victory over incumbent Adrian Fenty, but it meant that just 22 percent of the city’s registered Democrats cast ballots for Gray.