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Michael Brown Wants Publicly Financed Council Races

One D.C. Council member is calling on the city to examine publicly financed campaigns after some recent trouble with his own campaign accounts.

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D.C. Council Member Michael Brown Addresses Missing Campaign Funds

D.C. Council member Michael Brown explained reports that a member of his campaign had embezzled his campaign funds. That former campaign member is now firing back.

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Michael Brown On D.C. Ballot Despite Petition Challenges

Incumbent at-large D.C. Councilmember Michael Brown will be on the ballot in November, as the Board of Elections reviewed two challenges and ruled that he met the petition requirement by less than 200 signatures.

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D.C. Corporate Contributions Petition Won't Be On November Ballot

The group trying to put a proposal banning corporate contributions to D.C. political campaigns on the November ballot will have to wait; with a four-week extension to re-examine some signatures, they won't make the ballot deadline.

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November Fireworks Expected For D.C. Council At-Large Race

The race between independent candidates Michael Brown and David Grosso for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council will be one to watch, provided Brown can circumvent a challenge to getting on the ballot.

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D.C. Corporate Contributions Petitioners: Elections Board's Math Was Wrong

Organizers behind the ballot initiative to ban corporate campaign contributions to D.C.'s local politicians will go before a judge today to argue that 3,000 signatures were wrongly discounted due to a mathematical error. 

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Complaint Questions Payments To Gray Campaign Treasurer

A complaint filed last week is asking for a probe of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign and questioning why his campaign treasurer was paid more than $100,000.

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Council Member Phil Mendelson Gets Vote For D.C. Council Chair

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson will serve as the council's interim chair until November. 

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McDuffie Wins Ward 5 Special Election

In a crowded field of 12 candidates, Democrat Kenyan McDuffie has won the special election for the Ward 5 seat on the D.C. Council, replacing disgraced former councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.

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Polls Close In Ward 5 Special Election

Voters in Ward 5 headed to the polls Tuesday to determine who will replace former Council member Harry Thomas Jr., though polls are closed as of 8 p.m.

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