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Topic - Jacque Patterson
Marion Barry's re-election bid to his D.C. Council seat from Ward 8 has attracted almost 150 campaign donations since Feb. 1, yet fewer than 10 of them came from regular folks in his ward.
Maryland and Virginia towns inside the Capital Beltway are suddenly part of "DC," subsidiary companies and their owners are each donating to campaigns despite tough talk on "bundling," and a pair of D.C. Council incumbents did not disclose who employs any of their financial backers, according to the latest reports filed with the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray will get an early test of his political capital in the April 26 special election to fill a City Council vacancy, and members of both parties already say the new mayor is misreading the tea leaves.
Republicans have another shot at winning a seat on the D.C. Council after losing all four of their bids last week.
On Tuesday, Mr. Patterson said his funds will be used on get-out-the-vote measures among disappointed residents who feel Mr. Barry has not brought services to the ward during his tenure on the council.
Mr. Barry's campaign reported $59,002 in expenditures since Feb. 1, and Mr. Patterson's report says his campaign spent nothing, although Mr. Patterson said a pair of expenditures would be listed in an amended report.