Political Animal


April 01, 2014 9:11 AM D.C. Primary Day

By Ed Kilgore

It’s been a good while since I’ve voted in the District of Columbia, but I get the sense the feeling of having to calculate the best of questionable choices hasn’t much changed. Today’s Democratic mayoral primary is expected to draw very low turnout despite very nice weather. It seems to be a close race between incumbent Vincent Gray and Ward 4 councilmember Muriel Bowser. If the mayor wins, he could still face indictment on campaign finance-related corruption charges between now and November. And either winner (but especially if it’s Gray) will face an unusually strong general election bid by former-Republican-now-independent at-large councilmember David Catania.

D.C. residents or interested observers should feel free to add their comments on the mayor’s race in the comment thread.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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