Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Monday, November 5, 2012
With a nearby swing state, a major issue campaign and a heated Senate race, the DC media market has been inundated with ads.
You would think D.C. residents, in exchange for their lack of budget autonomy and a true vote in Congress, might be spared the onslaught of political commercials targeting swing states and independent voters. You would think. Yet D.C. voters have been subjected to countless ads from more electorally-endowed neighboring jurisdictions, ranging from the Senate race in Virginia to more local issues like gambling and Question 7 in Maryland. Tuesday is election day, meaning we will know the future leaders of our country and local governments. It also means the ads will cease. Finally, we can get back to mattress commercials that ruin decent songs and too loud car commercials from suburban dealerships.
Patch will be providing precinct-by-precinct election results late Tuesday night for residents in Georgetown and surrounding neighborhoods.
Updated 10 a.m. Nov. 7 Georgetown's Precinct 5 and Glover Park's Precinct 11 closed just about on time, but Precinct 6 at Duke Ellington School was still registering voters when polls closed. The last voter handed in his ballot around 9:30 p.m. Part of the reason for the late voter was a strong turnout among students registering the same day as the election. The numbers below from the Board of Election and Ethics website are not final as they do not include provisional ballots, many of which were cast in Precinct 6. This list includes only the precincts in the 20007 ZIP code. Presidential Race (Percent of Vote) 11- Guy Mason Recreation Center At-Large District Council Race (Number of Votes) 711 Georgetown residents went to the polls to …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Third-party candidates Gary Johnson, Virgil Goode, Jr., and Jill Stein are running for president and will appear on some ballots in November.
Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are locked in a tight race for the presidency and polls show them in a virtual tie in Virginia, but residents will see three others candidates' names on the ballot come Election Day. Obama and Romney will share the Nov. 6 D.C. ballot with: Additionally Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, Jr., a former Virginia congressman has write-in access to the D.C. ballot. These candidates’ chances of taking the Oval Office are slim, but they could siphon votes from Romney and Obama. While the impact in D.C., a heavily Democratic voting base, will be minimal, their presence could make a big difference nearby. In a battleground state like Virginia, they could make a difference in voting totals, some pundits…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Did the first presidential debate help or hurt Mitt Romney and Barack Obama? Tell us your thoughts.
President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney engaged in their first of three debates Wednesday night in Denver. While Wednesday's debate was on domestic issues, future meetings — Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in New York and Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Florida — will include both domestic and foreign policy questions. Tell us - were there any questions you would have liked asked at the Denver debate? Did the debate strengthen or hurt either candidate's campaign? Was there a clear winner? See also: A Contest of Gentlemen? Few Sparks in First Presidential Debate Live Chat Wednesday: Obama/Romney Presidential Debate Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The deadline to submit petitions was Aug. 8.
The Glover Park Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC3B) candidate list is now complete. Five candidates submitted petitions to the Board of Election and Ethics (BOEE) in time to meet the Aug. 8 deadline. Each is running unopposed. Three of the five candidates are current sitting members of the ANC. The newcomers are Mary Young, who is running for single member district number four, and Joe Fiorillo, who is running for the seat once held by his late wife Cathy and currently held by Ben Thielen. Thielen is not seeking reelection for SMD01. Commissioner Howie Kreitzman, who represented the Cathedral Heights neighborhood of SMD04, resigned in July because of a planned moved to New York. No other candidates will appear on the ballot. A write-…
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will join presumptive GOP nominee in bid for president instead of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who some say was on the short list.
Just more than two weeks before he's expected to receive a presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan would join him on the ballot in the 2012 election, passing over Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who had been on the short list of many political experts. Romney will be in Manassas this afternoon on a campaign stop and McDonnell is scheduled to attend. (Go to Manassas Patch for live updates starting at 4 p.m. Saturday.) Romney was scheduled to make the announcement Saturday morning before 9 a.m. in Norfolk as he starts a tour of Virginia, an important swing state in this year's presidential elections, but Romney's campaign sent a press release earlier in the morning. Just days…
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Bob and Suzy Pence will host a fundraiser in June 27
If you have an extra $50,000, you could meet Mitt Romney and enjoy dinner in a Georgetown penthouse. Bob and Suzy Pence will host an "evening reception and dinner" with the Republican presidential candidate June 27, according to an invitation secured by the Washington Post. The cost to attend is $50,000 per person. The Pence's will host the event in their pent house at 3030 K St. NW in the Washington Harbour condo. According to Opensecrets.org, in the 2012 election cycle, Pence has already given $350,000 to the Restore Our Future Super PAC, which is supporting the Republican presidential candidate. For individual donors who attend the event, monies will be split among a variety of accounts to meet campaign finance requirements: the first…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The primary, especially for Democrats, left little up to choice, with the exception of the at-large race for District Council.
Election Day in Ward 2 offered little in the way of hotly contested races to drive voters to the polls except, perhaps, the race for the at-large seat on the District Council. With all precincts reporting, incumbent Vincent Orange had less than a one percent lead over Sekou Biddle, one of his challengers. Final results that include absentee and provisional ballots will not be available until April 13. Orange won a special election last April, ousting Biddle who had held the seat at the time. Last April, Georgetowners voted overwhelmingly for Patrick Mara, a Republican. This time around Georgetown went for Biddle. In both precincts 5 and 6, Democrats favored Biddle, followed by Peter Shapiro and then by Orange. Mara did not run. Ward 2 …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Weather, passion may determine caucus turnout in Iowa.
Tonight, thousands of Iowa residents will head to caucus locations for the tradition of choosing a Republican presidential nominee. With almost every Republican presidential candidate leading the polls at some point in the past three months, many Iowans are reportedly still undecided. Weather and this last week of heavy campaigning are just two of the factors that may determine caucus turnout tonight. The latest polls are mixed. Some put former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ahead of Sen. Ron Paul and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Others show former Sen. Rick Santorum gaining on Romney and Paul. Caucusing, unlike voting, is a very social and public event, and it can take hours. Each candidate or a representative from the …