April 5, 2006
Politics may be fleeting and rhetoric can be melodic,
but the courage to lead with substance must be what
define this year’s elections. The discussion continues
on the last series of articles on this year’s
elections and the candidates that come forth and purport
to lead. As an aspiring clinical researcher destined
to find cures for all that ails mankind, I continue
to be interested in the issue of healthcare as it is
relates to the proposed National Capital Medical Center.
At one point the council was solid in its votes to keep
DC General Hospital open to provide health services
to underrepresented geographic areas, and now it seems
like the position has gone askew. Click
here to read the complete [email protected] article!
March 22, 2006
"It's the ideal political contest -- an aggressive
challenger facing a docile incumbent. And to date, this
is exactly the dynamic that has dominated the race [...]
Mendelson has not organized a defense for himself, leaving
Bolden to determine the style, shape and volume of the
contest. And given that Bolden is well-known for being
a tireless campaigner, Mendelson clearly has ground
to make up." Click
here to read the complete DCist.com article!
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Bolden "has been an aggressive fundraiser for the
seat. According to Bolden's filing, he raised $40,816
this period. Bolden has $83,128 on hand and has raised
a total of $235,384."Click
here to read the Washington Post article!
Thursday, March 2, 2006
Bolden: Mendelson has "chosen to watch
from the sidelines." Abandoned promises of a swift
investigation into the death of former New York Times
reporter David Rosenbaum. Click
here to read the Washington Examiner article!
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Bolden delves a little deeper into
the use of blogs, noting that while blogging "may
well play a critical role in the outcome of our local
elections," the medium has yet to bridge the existing
digital divide between internet haves and have-nots.
here to read more (DCist)!
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Bolden and Mendelson debate - Bolden was not
the only one with fierce words that evening. At the
end of the meeting, some attendees attacked Mendelson
for not supporting a lowered cap on annual property
tax jumps... Click
here to read the entire Current Newspaper Article!
Friday, February 17, 2006
A. Scott Bolden and Phil Mendelson faced off in Kalorama
here to read the Washington Post report and make comments!
Election Watch 2006
Democrat At-Large: Bolden vs. Mendelson
Beyond Personal Style and Race, Regulation is the Defining
by: Gabriel Pacyniak
Seldom has a race appeared so stacked against an incumbent.
Two-term At-Large Democratic Council member Phil Mendelson,
a self-described "low-key" politician with
a reputation as a minutiae-man, can expect to be out-fundraised,
and out-gladhanded, by his sole current challenger,
A. Scott Bolden. Click
here to read entire article (Hill Rag)!
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
At-Large Council Candidate A. Scott Bolden Raises the
Most Money by any Council Candidate - Click
here to read more (Washington Post)!
Friday, November 11, 2005:
Phil Mendelson’s uncanny political luck
may be running out. Click
here to read entire article (Washington City Paper)!
Thursday, November 10, 2005:
Affordable housing executive and anti-crime
activist David Bowers (D) is dropping out of the at-large
council race against incumbent Phil Mendelson (D).
Bowers's decision leaves former D.C. Democratic Party
chairman A. Scott Bolden as Mendelson's only major challenger
in the Sept. 16 Democratic primary, a state of affairs
that political observers say should make Mendelson nervous.
here to read entire article (Washington Post)!