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Brown Survives Ballot Challenge

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    D.C. Councilman Michael A. Brown

    At-Large Council member Michael Brown will be on the November ballot, having survived two petition challenges.

    The Board of Elections ruled today that Brown has the 3,000 needed signatures to qualify as a candidate, dismissing challenges brought by challenger David Grosso and activist Dorothy Brizill.

    In a statement, Brown scolded Grosso for doing what almost every politician does.

    "This gamesmanship and shameless attempt to disenfranchise voters represents the most unethical kind of dirty politics," Brown said.  “Now that these distractions are behind us, I look forward to talking about issues that matter to District residents like jobs and housing."

    Brown Survives Ballot Challenge was originally published by Washington City Paper on Sep 10, 2012