Robert Gordon (center), co-owner of the Red Velvet Cupcakery, chats Tuesday with interim D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle. Mr. Biddle was vying against several rivals Tuesday in a special election for a full term. (Nicholas Gingold/Special to The Washington Times)

Robert Gordon (center), co-owner of the Red Velvet Cupcakery, chats Tuesday with interim D.C. Council member Sekou Biddle. Mr. Biddle was vying against several rivals Tuesday in a special election for a full term. (Nicholas Gingold/Special to The Washington Times)