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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Paul Craney
Many of Mitt Romney's presidential challengers are having trouble fulfilling a fundamental requirement of running for public office: getting on the ballot.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has qualified for the April 3 primary in the District, making him the first of five GOP candidates expected to vie for 16 delegates in the overtly Democratic city while neighboring Virginia mulls campaign gaffes that left two key contenders off its swing-state ballot.
Ward 6 resident Frederick Butler says he is ready to hit the pavement once D.C. voters get the green light next week to start the recall process against Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city politicians finishing a tumultuous year.
The D.C. Republican Committee said the office windows of its downtown headquarters were damaged by what appears to be BB pellets.
One of the District's most popular Republicans has rejected an offer from Mayor Vincent C. Gray to serve on the city's elections board.
An unusual turn of events means D.C. voters will hit the polls for an unprecedented three special elections this spring, but the consequences run beyond who wins or loses in the three races.
You won't find her mentioned on the D.C. Republican website, but activist Missy Reilly Smith constitutes a kind of one-woman "tea party" movement in the liberal bastion that is the nation's capital.
District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is calling in a favor - he wants an endorsement from the other chief executive in town, President Obama.
Mayor Adrian Fenty wants an endorsement from the other chief executive in town, President Barack Obama.
Because Washington is a one-party town, D.C. Republicans sometimes can't get a word in edgewise. But don't expect them to be mum.
"It's not easy, but it can be done, if you are a serious presidential candidate," Craney said. "All the presidential candidates who are serious about winning the nomination will be on the D.C. ballot."
"That only emphasizes the point now that they need to get on every ballot," said Paul Craney, executive director of the D.C. Republican Committee.