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At-Large Councilmember Michael Brown will be on the November ballot, having survived two petition challenges. The Board of Elections ruled today that Brown has the 3,000 needed signatures to qualify as a candidate, dismissing challenges brought by challenger David Grosso and activist Dorothy Brizill.

In a statement, Brown scolds Grosso for doing what almost every politician does.  “This gamesmanship and shameless attempt to disenfranchise voters represents the most unethical kind of dirty politics,” says Brown.  “Now that these distractions are behind us, I look forward to talking about issues that matter to District residents like jobs and housing.”