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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Tim Day
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.
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.
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.
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.