April 2006
Wednesday, 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 2006

Wednesday, 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 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!

February 2006

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. Click 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
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Election Watch 2006

Democrat At-Large: Bolden vs. Mendelson
Beyond Personal Style and Race, Regulation is the Defining Issue
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. Click here to read entire article (Washington Post)!

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