Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Loco Politico: LCCA to Host Candidates Forum

Tomorrow evening at their October meeting, the Logan Circle Community Association will be hosting a candidates forum for the upcoming election. Ward 2 Council candidates, many of the at-large council candidates, and all ANC2f candidates will be in attendance. According to the LCCA's website:

Please join the Logan Circle Community Association for its October meeting and candidates forum on October 15, 2008 from 7-10 p.m. at the Washington Plaza Hotel. We will host candidates for At-Large and Ward council positions, as well as ANC2F candidates. Candidates who have already confirmed include Ward 2 Candidates Jack Evans and Christina Culver, At-Large Candidates Carol Schwartz, Patrick Mara, Kwame Brown, and David Schwartzman, and nearly all of the ANC2F candidates. We are very excited for this event and hopeful for a great turnout. The format will allow each candidate to provide an opening statement followed by a question and answer period. To ensure we are as efficient as possible, we are encouraging you to email us questions in advance.

This will be your last chance to learn about the at-large candidates in the race, and could feature some interesting discourse between Mara and Schwartz--who is running as a write-in candidate after losing the Republican primary election to Mara in September. It's nice of Evans to show up, even if his Republican challenger is as likely to beat him as I am. Perhaps Cary Silverman's hard fought campaign against Jack this summer has led to an increased attention by Jack on the Ward 2 neighborhoods east of 16th street?

Noticeably absent is independent at-large challenger Dee Hunter, although his prospects for winning one of the two at-large seats were dim to begin with. Brown likely has one of the seats locked up, and with the District's arcane law about one Council seat going to a non-Democrat, it's difficult to envision Hunter unseating Schwartz or knocking off Mara.

The event will take place at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Thomas Circle at 7:00 PM. Loads of political fun will no doubt ensue.

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