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Brandon Todd is steamrolling so hard, he might as well be a part of buddy Muriel Bowser‘s Potholepalooza. Todd racked up yet another win last night ahead of the Ward 4 special election, handily winning an endorsement from the LGBT-focused Gertrude Stein Democratic Club.
The Blade has the numbers, which show that Todd was never at risk of losing this one. With 31 votes, Todd won nearly 84 percent of the ballots cast. Rivals Leon Andrews (1 vote), Edwin Powell (1 vote) and Renee Bowser (3 votes) came in way behind. But not as far behind as hopeful Dwayne Toliver, who, the Blade reports, wasn’t even allowed to participate in the forum because he didn’t submit a candidate statement.
Todd’s win comes a week after he and another Bowser pick, Ward 8 candidate LaRuby May, both carried straw polls in their races. May won the Stein endorsement in her race last month.
As always, the caveat here is that the Stein endorsement often reveals more about a campaign’s ability to buy club memberships for its supporters than it does about genuine LGBT support for a candidate. Whenever this comes up, LL thinks of Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss, who lost the club’s primary endorsement last year but won on election day, remarking that he was happy that at least the Stein Club had some more money to spend after his endorsement defeat.
Photo by Will Sommer