The Green Papers: District of Columbia 2010 Midterm Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2010. Find 2011 elections here.
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 14 September 2010
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:0(0.00% of 435)
2000 Census:574,096 (0.20% of 281,998,273)
Capital:Washington, DC
Tuesday 14 September 2010 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Tuesday 2 November 2010 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).

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District of Columbia State and Local Government

14 September 2010 primary:
WASHINGTON, D.C. PRIMARY results from a media source.
WASHINGTON, D.C. PRIMARY returns from an official source.

2 November 2010
General Election returns from an official source.


Mayor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Home Rule

Seat up for election
Democratic Mayor Adrian M. Fenty
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Lost Primary / No Longer Running - 14 September 2010 Primary
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 97,978 74.20% City Council Chairman Vincent C. "Vince" Gray
  Candidate Scattering 29,599 22.42% WRITE-IN
Many of these votes were for outgoing Mayor, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.
  Candidate Independent; (Democratic) 2,279 1.73% Carlos Allen
  Candidate D.C. Statehood Green 1,476 1.12%   Faith
14 September 2010 primary: Faith received 40% of the vote while write-in candidates received 60%. However, no write-in candidate received a sufficient number of votes to become the nominee.
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party 717 0.54% Omari Musa
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Mayor Adrian M. Fenty
Mayor Fenty is not actively campaigning for re-election.
Total 132,049 100.00%  

Delegate to the House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2010. Home Rule

Seat up for election
Democratic Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 1990; re-elected: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 14 September 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 117,990 88.94% Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
FEC H0DC00058; 31 Dec 10; Tot $425,600; Dsb $355,830
  Candidate Republican 8,109 6.11% Marjorie Reilly "Missy" Smith
FEC H0DC00199; 31 Dec 10; Tot $74,726; Dsb $74,332
  Candidate D.C. Statehood Green 4,413 3.33% Rick Tingling-Clemmons
FEC H0DC00207
  Candidate Scattering 1,359 1.02% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Independent 785 0.59% Queen Noble
Party: S.H.E.R.O.

FEC H0DC00223
  Candidate Write-in; (Socialist Workers Party)     Glova Scott
Total 132,656 100.00%  
 Non-voting Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. A candidate must receive a majority of the popular vote in order to be elected as Delegate to the House. A runoff election is scheduled in the event that no candidate receives the requisite majority.

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 2 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 1 candidate
Major Third Parties
  D.C. Statehood Green (affiliate of Green): 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Socialist Workers Party: 2 candidates
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 2 candidates
  Write-in: 2 candidates
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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