Brianne Nadeau

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Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau won office last year thanks in part to corruption allegations against incumbent Jim Graham. Now, more than a year after her primary victory, Nadeau can laugh about it.

At this morning’s D.C. Council breakfast, Nadeau thanked Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh for advancing legislation for her ward.

“Did you bring money?” Cheh joked.

“That was the prior councilmember,” Nadeau said, alluding to the elaborate logrolling allegations against Graham that he’s still being sued over.

Hey-o? In other Graham-Nadeau news, LL finally got his hands on the Office of the Inspector General investigation that Graham invoked on Nadeau during the campaign, if you like old allegations that don’t really go anywhere.

Nadeau wasn’t the only councilmember feeling punchy after a three month recess. In honor of “D.C. Calls It Quits Week,” Ward 7 Councilmember and health committee chairwoman Yvette Alexander urged her colleagues to quit smoking for a week.

That meant marijuana too, she told Cheh and At-Large Councilmember (and former marijuana scofflawDavid Grosso.

“Mary, David, let’s bake some brownies this weekend,” Alexander said.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery