Sulaimon Brown, the undisputed hero of the 2010 mayoral campaign, has resurfaced in D.C. politics after a lengthy hiatus. Brown put a statement today endorsing at-large Councilmember Anita Bonds in next week’s special election. Brown also condemns Councilmember David Catania, who has been outspoken about the city’s need to pursue Jeff Thompson‘s personal fortune to make up for the massive debt Thompson will be leaving taxpayers because of his poorly run Medicaid managed care organization.

The full statement:

The soon to be indicted David Catania should back off his pursuit of Jeffery Thompson and so should the AG. At-Large Councilmember David Catania received: $15,750 from Mr. Thompson and broke the law himself obstructing justice in an ongoing Federal Investigation into Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign. Mr. Catania received a subpoena from the United States Attorney’s office and cannot deny his involvement in the present investigation and rampart City corruption. David Catania is worse than the man he condemns; he is no more than a wolf in sheep clothing and cannot be trusted.

Also, at this time I would like to announce my endorsement of Anita Bonds in the race for City Council. Anita Bonds is a real Democrat pure and simple. Although she may not be the perfect person or candidate, she has good intentions and her heart for our city is in the right place. Guilt by association is not a legal bar that any citizen should have to bare. Everyone should be judged on their own merits and that includes Mrs. Bonds. The fact that she knows or has helped in the past Marion Barry or any other Democrat is not sufficient grounds to discount her personally. Her own record of public service to the Democratic Party especially as it relates to the rights of minorities and women clearly shows a vote for Anita Bonds would not be a wasted vote. With that, she has my full support.


Sulaimon Brown

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