Sunday, March 30, 2014

More candidates in the news

WAMU and WNEW and the candidates

Candidates in the media Mar. 30

Roll Call on the Ward 6 candidates

DC Council races in the media, Mar. 30

Candidates on the proposed soccer stadium

Voter guide on education

An informal coalition of public education advocates and ward-based resident organizations focused on public education, known as the Fork in the Road, has released a voter guide on education.

Among others, the Fork in the Road groups includes: Ward 2 Education Network, Ward 5 Council on Education, Ward 7 Education Council, Ward 8 Education Council, Teachers and Parents for Real Education Reform, Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO), Senior High Alliance of Parents, Principals and Educators (SHAPPE), and WE ACT Radio.

This post also on Susie's Budget and Policy Corner in Mayoral candidates on education (voter guide).

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mayoral candidates in the media, Mar. 29 (Part 5)

Mayoral candidates in the media (Mar. 29, Part 4)

This and that in #DCision14, Mar. 29 (Part 2)

WUSA mayoral candidate debate

The WUSA9 DC Debate: Now or Never featured incumbent Vincent Gray, and challengers Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans and Tommy Wells.

Andy Shallal on Reality Asserts Itself

Mayoral candidates in the media (Mar. 29, Part 3) (updated 5:18p)

Mayoral candidates in the media (Mar. 29, Part 2)

This and that about #DCision14

Mayoral candidates in the media (Mar. 29, Part 1)

The candidates on WHUR

WHUR's Harold Fisher talks to the candidates.   Check out the videos.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mayoral candidate forum Mar. 21

Candidate Forum on Sustainability, Clean Water, and Environmental Health Friday, March 21 at 6:00 pm at 300 Tingey St SE.    Details.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Early voting starts Mar. 17 at one location, Mar. 22 at more

Candidates in the news Mar. 16 (Part 3)

Candidates in the news Mar. 16 (Part 2)

Candidates in the news, Mar. 16 (Part 1)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Candidates in the news Mar. 15

NBC4 on mayoral candidates

Thursday, March 13, 2014

NewsTalk mayoral candidate debate Mar. 7

Tune in to NewsChannel8's NewsTalk Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 pm for their mayoral debate featuring candidates Vincent Gray, Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans, and Tommy Wells.

Tune in to the show streaming here:

Mike DeBonis talks #DCision14 on NewsTalk Mar. 13

WaPo's Mike DeBonis will guest on NewsChannel8's NewsTalk Thursday, March 13 at 10:00 am.   DeBonis will talk about the Jeff Thompson guilty plea and David Catania's mayoral bid.   He'll also preview the NewsTalk mayoral debate tonite at 7:00 pm.

Tune in to the show streaming here:   If you have questions or comments, call (703) 387-1020 or email the show,

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sam Ford on a mayoral poll Feb. 26

Will Sommer talks #DCision14 on NewsTalk Mar. 4

Jack Evans on NewsTalk Mar. 10

Mayoral candidates on NewsTalk Mar. 12

C/o Daybreak Daily (DAYBREAK DAILY: Montgomery County a make-or-break scenario for Doug Gansler; much more. . ., March 12):
NEWSTALK: Among today’s topics (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) -- The first of two back-to-back D.C. mayoral debates. We’ll speak with candidates Vincent Orange, Andy Shallal, Reta Jo Lewis and Carlos Allen. On Thursday at 7 p.m., we will hear from Mayor Gray, Muriel Bowser, Jack Evans and Tommy Wells.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Important voting info from DC Board of Elections

Voter rebels at Dem-only candidate forum

Following an exchange between various community members regarding the upcoming Ward 6 candidate forum sponsored by Capital Community News, civic activist Martin Moulton sent the following email.
Just spoke to Mr Andrew Lightman on the phone and he has agreed to allow Ward 6 Council Candidate Pranav Badhwar to submit an issue oriented letter to the Editor which he will publish in all of his publications in addition to a Capital Community News written candidate profile in which will feature Pranav. But Lightman confirmed that he will not allow Pranav to participate in the Shaw forum at Watha T Daniel Library and steal air time away from the Democratic candidates.

And if voters are not satisfied with the performance of the featured candidates, they might talk with Pranav, take a look at his campaign web site, consider WRITING IN HIS NAME on their Democratic (Republican or Green Party) ballots, and the benefits of a DC Libertarian advancing important conversations in a virtually one party town plagued by corrupt Democrats (more shocking revelations even today) who've exploited their advantage long enough to the detriment of local residents, struggling to find housing and parents with students in need of better school options, and the image of the Nation's Capital which needs greater respect in order to be granted statehood by Congress.

Forum for the Candidates for At-Large Councilmember, Shadow Senator, National Committeewoman and National Committeeman (DCDSC) Mar. 12

Candidates in the news, Mar. 10 (Part 2)

Candidates in the news, Mar. 10 (Part 1)

Catching up again.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Jack Evans on NewsTalk Mar. 10

CM and mayoral candidate Jack Evans will guest on NewsChannel8's NewsTalk Monday, March 10 at 10:00 am.   Tune in to the show streaming here:   If you have questions or comments, call (703) 387-1020 or email the show,

A changing DC

Candidates in the media, Mar. 9 (Part 2)

Candidates in the media, Mar. 9 (Part 1)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Andy Shallal on the radio

Listen To Politics Progressive Internet Radio Stations with AndreaMiller0 on BlogTalkRadio

Candidates in the media, Mar. 8

The Post's "Where they stand: Candidates for D.C. mayor"

Candidates in the Post, Mar. 8

Ward 6 candidate forum Storified

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mayoral Candidates Talk Education With Wilson Beacon

The entire article, Mayoral Candidates Talk Education With Wilson Beacon which starts as below, is worth a read:
With the April 1st DC Council and mayoral primary just a few weeks away, let’s not rely only on the Washington Post for our news about our candidates.

Greater Greater Washington and its companion blog, Greater Greater Education, is posting video interviews with candidates for mayor and in the contested Council races. The topics they’re covering are housing, transportation and education.

And with education a hot topic in the race for mayor, there’s another perspective to take into consideration: That of the students. The Wilson High School Beacon conducted email interviews with some candidates, and scoured the campaign websites of others for hints of their positions. We’ve been given permission to republish the results from the January 31st issue of The Beacon. We'd also encourage you to subscribe. This student newspaper covers all of its operating costs with donations and advertising.

Mayoral Candidates Talk Education With The Beacon
by Emma Buzbee
Wilson Beacon staff writer

Say the word Washington, D.C. to anyone and a vision of America’s famous democratic buildings pops into mind. What often gets overlooked on the national scale is the government of D.C. itself. But to its residents, nothing could be more important than the upcoming mayoral election and its effect on education.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Candidates for mayor on selected human services

Good Faith Communities Coalition has released the questions to and responses from mayoral candidates running in the April 1 primary.   From the GFCC website,
Questionnaire to mayoral candidates in the April 1, 2014 Democratic primary: 5 questions in areas related to social justice and homelessness as currently being experienced in the District of Columbia – Safety Net, Chronic Homelessness, Families, Affordable Housing and Outcome Measures and Transparency.

The voter guide is here (PDF).

Ward 8 Dems candidate event Mar. 15

The Ward 8 Dems' March 15 meeting takes place from Noon - 2:00 pm at Turner Elementary School (3264 Stanton Rd SE)., Washington DC 20020.   On the agenda: candidate forum featuring candidates running for US Congress and DC Shadow Representative along with DC Democratic State Committee.

The Jack Evans conference call Storified