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D.C. ELECTIONS ’14

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND D.C.’S MAYORAL RACE

AS most people familiar with how politics works in the country and in the District of Columbia know, securing an endorsement of the President of the United States for a candidate in a mayoral race is no easy feat. It requires, in part, knowing someone with either personal connections inside the presidential circle or someone with a sufficiently fat wallet willing to use such influence and affluence to persuade the commander in chief to come down several steps to wallow in municipal affairs.

Muriel Bowser, a Democrat who represents Ward 4 on the D.C. Council and is hoping to become the city’s next mayor, doesn’t possess such power and authority. She does have a few friends, however, including James L. Hudson, who may have sprung into action, according to political sources in the city.

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jonetta rose barras to Appear at D.C. Author’s Festival*

Join jonetta rose barras at the D.C. Author’s Festival, Oct. 18, 2014. She’ll sign books beginning at 9:30 AM and will talk about the impact of father absence on girls and women starting at 2:30 on the second Floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

The event is free. For more information about jonetta’s appearance call 202.829.0591

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THE CLOSER IT GETS, THE CLOSER THEY GET

THIS week brought a double dose of good news for D.C. independent mayoral candidate David Catania. He received a key endorsement from a national democratic leader, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Further, Economic Growth DC Capital Decision 2014 Poll released Wednesday found that Bowser leads Catania by only 8 percentage points—35 percent to 27 percent. That’s a big difference from the NBC4/Washington Post/Marist Poll published last month.

UNION SPAT?

WHEN the Service Employees International (SEIU) Maryland/DC State Council announces its decision Monday (Sept. 29th) to endorse Democratic nominee Muriel Bowser for mayor, there will be no mention of the initial dissension in the ranks. At least one of the member unions, Local 1199 SEIU, had fought to be given the freedom to back independent candidate David Catania, according to sources.