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  • D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, who last month won office in a special election, has already had two fundraisers in his honor hosted by the same sort of interests whose influence he pledged on the campaign trail to avoid. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    D.C. reformer meets with lobbyists he sought to curtail

    D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie won office last month on a platform of restoring ethics to city government, swearing off so-called "bundled contributions" and eliminating pay-to-play politics.

  • D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown holds up the new "Mr. McDuffie" nameplate for Kenyan McDuffie, the newest member of the D.C. Council who was sworn in Wednesday. With Mr. McDuffie are his wife, Princess, and daughter Jozi. "I know where we are today, but I also know how far we have to go," the new Ward 5 member said upon taking over for his convicted predecessor Harry Thomas Jr. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    McDuffie takes D.C. Council seat amid several ovations

    Kenyan McDuffie had taken only a few steps into the D.C. Council chamber on Wednesday when a standing-room-only crowd applauded and cheered wildly for the newly elected lawmaker.

  • SIMMONS: McDuffie says he heard what Ward 5 wants

    Kenyan McDuffie tells me he is taking to heart the message that Ward 5 voters sent on Tuesday about what happens to crooks, liars and wannabes.

  • Kenyan McDuffie (Photo provided by Kenyan McDuffie)

    Gray: McDuffie 'an outstanding choice' for Ward 5

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray said voters in Ward 5 made “an outstanding choice” in picking Kenyan McDuffie to be their voice on the D.C. Council and restore integrity to a seat marred by scandal.

  • Anna Taylor (above, right) signs in at the Mount Bethel Baptist Church voting station in Northwest to cast her vote in a special election Tuesday to replace imprisoned Harry Thomas Jr. as the D.C. Council member from Ward 5. Kenyan McDuffie (left), a candidate to replace Thomas, arrives at the church in the rain to cast his vote. His wife, Princess, and two daughters accompany him. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    McDuffie wins Ward 5 D.C. Council seat handily

    Kenyan McDuffie, a born-and-bred resident of the District's Stronghold neighborhood who touted public policy experience and a laundry list of labor endorsements, soundly defeated a crowded field on Tuesday to replace former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. and begin a new chapter for Ward 5 leadership at city hall.

  • Former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. makes his way to a waiting car after his sentencing at the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington, D.C., Thursday, May 3, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

    Voters head to polls to pick replacement for Thomas

    Voters in Ward 5 will replace former council member Harry Thomas Jr. on Tuesday by choosing from a long menu of candidates who hope to restore confidence and integrity to the Northeast ward's seat at city hall.

  • Early voting to replace Thomas shows seniors' importance

    A heavy slate of candidates hoping to replace former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. is courting a bloc of "supervoters" who could decide the winner - senior citizens.

  • Kenyan McDuffie (Photo provided by Kenyan McDuffie)

    Separating from pack in Ward 5 race tough

    A major labor union has endorsed Kenyan McDuffie for the Ward 5 seat on the D.C. Council ahead of the special election next month. It's a boon that could help separate his candidacy from a crowded field despite recent evidence that organized support does not guarantee victory.

  • Political signs on Rhode Island Avenue Northeast are too big to be overlooked Tuesday by a pedestrian. Ward 5 D.C. Council candidates Shelly Gardner and Wilson Boston are among the 16 hopefuls running for the vacated seat of Harry Thomas Jr. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    No shortage of candidates to replace Thomas

    Sixteen candidates are competing to replace former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr., who pleaded guilty in January to stealing more than $350,000 from the District and left Ward 5 without direct representation in city hall.

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