The Night Note: 8/31/10

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    TWO POLITICIANS, ONE NAME
    A local politician is making a strange request to avoid confusion at the polls.

    D.C. Councilmember At-Large Michael A. Brown is saying "don't vote for me."

    He and incumbent D.C. Councilmember At-Large Phil Mendelson believe voters are confused because Mendelson is behind in the polls against Michael D. Brown. (WTOP)

    EHRLICH RAISES OVER $700,000 IN 18 DAYS
    Maryland Republican Bob Ehrlich has reported raising $725,505 from more than 3,000 donors since Aug. 10.

    The former Maryland governor now has more than $2.5 million in campaign cash, according to Ehrlich spokesman Andy Barth.

    Gov. Martin O’Malley, Ehrlich’s Democratic challenger, has not yet reported his fundraising totals from the 18-day reporting period ending Aug. 29.  (Washington Examiner)

    COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS ACCOMPANY CIRCULATOR CHANGES
    Yesterday, the "Blue Bus" between Rosslyn, Georgetown, and Dupont became the District's newest Circulator line. DDOT also decided to make some routing changes to existing lines at the same time. Unfortunately, there has been little communication of these changes.

    With the new service running along M Street in Georgetown, DDOT decided to reroute the westbound Georgetown-Union Station buses along lower K Street to Wisconsin Avenue, which is actually the alignment from the original Circulator proposal. (Greater Greater Washington)

    SLIM CHARLES WASN'T FIRED
    Well, so much for that scandal. Yesterday, we reported on Anwan "Big G" Glover's claim that mayoral contender Vince Gray had gotten him canned from his DJ job at WKYS (93.9 FM) because of his outspoken support for Mayor Adrian Fenty. Not so, says Neke Howse, WKYS's Program Director. In a segment aired today, Howse stated that Glover, known both for his go-go chops and the role he played as Slim Charles in The Wire, hasn't been fired, much less at the behest of the Gray campaign. Rather, the station asked Glover to stay off the air until after the September 14 Democratic primary. "We do not want on-air talent to endorse political candidates over our radio station, because we are not in the business of choosing winners and losers. It's up to the residents of D.C. to make the choice. That's what an election is for," said Howse during the segment. (DCist)