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Proposal Seeks To Weaken Special Interests' Influence Over D.C. Elections

In the aftermath of the FreshPAC scandal, the D.C. Council is looking at ways to reduce the impact of high-dollar special interests on local elections. The answer, according to some legislators, is public financing.
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FreshPAC's Unlimited Fundraising Needs A Legislative Response, Attorney General Says

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine wants to revamp the city's campaign finance laws in response to a new political action committee that's raising unlimited donations to support Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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FreshPAC's Off-Year Fundraising In D.C. Council's Crosshairs

A new political action committee raising unlimited money for Mayor Muriel Bowser thanks to a quirk in D.C.'s campaign finance laws has drawn the attention of members of the D.C. Council.

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Grosso, Cheh Introduce Bill To Close D.C.'s PAC Fundraising Loophole

A loophole that allows PACs in the District to raise unlimited funds during non-election years may soon be closed.

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D.C. Ranked Fourth Healthiest Democracy In U.S.

How healthy is our democracy? The liberal-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund puts D.C. above all but three states in the union.
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Former Bowser Staffer Wins Seat On D.C. Council, While Ward 8 Race Undecided

Brandon Todd won the special election for the Ward 4 seat on the D.C. Council, while in Ward 8 LaRuby May holds a narrow lead over Trayon White.
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Mayoral Legacies At Play In Special Elections In D.C. Wards 4 And 8

Special elections to fill two open slots on the D.C. Council will take place Tuesday, and the influence of current and former mayors in the races is one of the big questions before voters head to the ballot box.

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D.C. Board Of Elections Audit Highlights Accessibility, Equipment Problems

An audit of the District's election on Nov. 4 found a number of problems, according to a new report, including outdated equipment and a lack of full accessibility for disabled voters.

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Christopher Barry To Turn Himself In To Police Over Bank Outburst

Lawyers for the son of the late Marion Barry say he will turn himself over to police following an incident at a local bank in which he cursed at a teller and destroyed a security camera.

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This Week On Metro Connection: The 51st State, Or The Last Colony?

Metro Connection marks the 40th anniversary of home rule in D.C. What's next in the push for voting rights and statehood?