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By Matt Kibbe
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Topic - Tim Day
Special elections have become rituals in the District, thanks to the liberals and their constant barking.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Who is going to replace Harry Thomas Jr. as the Ward 5 D.C. Council member?
Tim Day, a GOP candidate for the D.C. Council who by his own admission has worked with federal authorities in the ongoing criminal probes of D.C. officials, has been persistently threatened and his home vandalized since he helped bring down former council member Harry Thomas Jr.
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.
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.
A Republican who blew the whistle on former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr.'s surreptitious habit of stealing from the city is among those who filed petitions to appear on the ballot in the special election to replace the disgraced ex-legislator from Ward 5.
In an interview on Saturday, Tim Day, the only Republican vying to replace Harry Thomas Jr. on the D.C. Council, won't go on the record and delve into mayoral recall territory or talk trash about the two dozen other contenders vying for the Ward 5 council seat.
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.
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.
He said candidates need to go beyond politicking at their doors and "actually commit to them and take care of them."
"Most of them are literally being taxed out of their homes," said Republican candidate Tim Day, noting that property taxes are joined by rising bills, fees and transportation costs.