No, but at-large hopeful Weaver did just nab Minyon Moore, who used to be director of White House political affairs under President Clinton, to be his campaign chairwoman. From Moore’s bio at the P.R. firm Dewey Square Group:
Her unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the political and public policy arena is a result of her extensive background in this realm. As CEO of the Democratic National Committee, Moore was directly responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the Party’s activities including political operations, communications, research strategy and fund-raising, as well as fiscal and administrative operations with an operating budget of $80 million. Prior to directing DNC operations, Moore served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of White House Political Affairs and Director of White House Public Liaison. In this capacity, she served as the principal political adviser to the President, Vice President, First Lady and senior White House staff, with primary responsibility for planning outreach and directing the political activities of the White House. Moore was chosen by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the most powerful women in Washington, DC.
Not a shabby resume by any means, but is Moore ready for the buzzsaw-to-the-face-world of District politics? Weaver says Moore was a mentor to him when they both worked at the DNC in the 90s. He says she’s going to help with campaign strategy, particularly with his get-out-the-vote effort. LL’s no political strategist, but has been told more than once that in these low-turnout special elections, GOTV efforts are key. So it’s worth noting that Councilmember Sekou Biddle has hired Tom Lindenfeld, who is no stranger to organizing successful GOTV campaigns.
Update: Thanks to mystery commenter “Elissa,” who rightfully notes that Weaver’s wife, Maria Cardona, also works at Dewey Square Group. Fun fact from Cardona’s bio: she used to work for Richard J. Daley’s second most successful son, William Daley. Daley is now President Obama’s chief of staff, but in his spare time, will he be stumping for a certain at-large candidate???