Another District of Columbia mayoral candidate is scheduled to turn in nominating petitions to get on the ballot in November.
Muriel Bowser has built a big fundraising lead over her biggest rival as she seeks to become the District of Columbia’s next mayor.
District of Columbia Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Kaya Henderson as chancellor of the District’s public schools.
Conventional wisdom dictates that David Catania is an underdog in the race for mayor of Washington. He is white, a former Republican and openly gay in a city that has only elected African-American Democrats to its top local office.
Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.
Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren’t nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership.