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Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. - –John Quincy Adams See Election 2012 Coverage Inside • C e l e b r a t i n g 4 8 Ye a r s o f S e r v i c e • Serving More Than 50,000 African American Readers Throughout The Metropolitan Area / Vol. 48, No. 3 Nov. 1 - Nov. 7, 2012 Heavy rains and wind gusts pummeled the Washington metropolitan area on the evening of Monday, Oct. 29. Area residents, however, were spared the wrath of Hurricane Sandy as the storm wrecked havoc further along the Eastern Seaboard. /File photo by John E. De Freitas Brown Hopes to Beat the Odds By Michelle Phipps-Evans WI Staff Writer As the Nov. 6 general election inches closer, the District’s at-large race has become the city’s most highly anticipated as it produces some nail-biting moments, at least for one incumbent, Council member Michael. Brown [I-At Large]. It didn’t have to play out this way for the 47-year-old Brown, who many believe represented a new, promising, ascendant group of D.C. politicians. “I like him. He’s personable but I cannot help you regain your credibility,” said longtime Ward 7 activist Geraldine Washington, 50. “I told him people will remember his involvement in iGaming.” Washington referred to Brown’s introduction of a proposal to create legal Internet gambling, during the 2011 budget cycle, as a way to generate revenue. It was enacted as a budget provision and was not subject to public hearings. It was unpopular among residents who felt it lacked transparency and citizen input. The D.C. Council later repealed the measure. iGaming is just one in a laundry list of faux pas and bumps in the road – many Visit us online for daily updates and much more @ D.C. Political Roundup Page 5 Lee Saunders Supports Obama Page 14 self-inflicted – entangling the council member who was first elected to the D.C. Council in 2008. A recent poll by Washington City Paper and the Kojo Nnamdi Show shows Brown with a scant five percentage point gap between himself Follow us on Sports Highlights Page 36 See BROWN on Page 8 and on DCTV 95 & 96

Washington Informer - November 1, 2012

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