For years, Bill Rice has been bicycling to pretty much every political event in town, first as a reporter, then as a D.C. Council candidate, and most recently—and most unflatteringly—as a former D.C. Council candidate. Soon, the political junkie may get a new title for his business cards: Rice and fellow would-be councilmember Beth Solomon have done two test runs for a local politics talk show they’re hoping to broadcast over the Internet. “It’s sort of a hot-and-spicy version of the [Mark] Plotkin show,” says Solomon, who says she’ll also market The Rice Report through more conventional outlets until Internet technology spreads. “He’s on camera, and I’m coordinating the production angle, which is what my business does.” Would-be competitor Plotkin of the weekly D.C. Politics Hour seems about as secure as the other political bigwigs the pair has battled: “Anything that spreads the news about D.C. is good,” he says, charitably. “I welcome any new voices.”