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Georgetown Election Guide

The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Georgetown and Washington, DC

As we look ahead to November’s elections, Georgetown Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates.

President Barack Obama: DC is a done deal Democratic presidential candidates. Obama, attended and at the Georgetown waterfront in November. At his Georgetown home in March, for Obama; the president did not attend, but Vice President Joe Biden did.

GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney: The former Massachusetts governor . Remember the Etch A Sketch comment? In explaining how the candidate will avoid being pushed too far to the right on the issues during the primaries to capture wide appeal for November's general election spokesperson Eric Fehrnstrom, in a CNN interview, likened Romney's positions to an Etch A Sketch. "You can kind of shake it up, and we start all over again,” he said. Political opponents wasted no time in capitalizing on the misstep. Nonetheless, Romney .

Race for the Council Chairman: This race should be an interesting one. The special election will fill the seat vacated by Kwame Brown, who he to a federal bank fraud charge and a misdemeanor campaign finance violation. Thursday, by his colleagues; both he and Councilman Vincent Orange have indicated their intent to run for the seat in November. , so the field of candidates will soon be known.

Councilman Jack Evans: Evans was unopposed in the April primary and will be the only candidate on the ballot for the Ward 2 member of the District Council in the general election. But he has recently indicated an interest in running for mayor and has been out-raising his fellow councilmembers.

Initiative 70: The Prohibition on Corporate Campaign Contributions Initiative of 2012 has until July to secure 23,000 signatures of registered DC voters to appear on the November ballot. The initiative would ban all corporate donations to local campaigns. In March federal agents raided the office of , the owner of Chartered Health Plan, the city’s single-largest contractor. Thompson has made and raised thousands of dollars in contributions for nearly all of D.C.'s elected officials. Records seized at the time are still in federal possession and may be used in the investigation of Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign.

Keith Best October 02, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Why do people think Obama is doing a good job? Unemployment over 8% for 43 months with more people out of work now then when he took office. Median family income is down $4,000. Why would a FIRST-TERM senator who spent most of that first term running for another office know how to run anything, especially the world's largest economy. Mitt Romney ran a company, he ran something as large as the Olympics, he ran a state. Obama ran NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:59 AM
Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1

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