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Three times LL has written that the D.C. Democratic State Committee’s headquarters is in the basement of Executive Director David Meadows‘s home.
“The D.C. Democratic Party has no headquarters,” Meadows wrote to LL. “I like most households in America have a home office.” When LL didn’t run a correction, he got a voicemail from Meadows adding: “Our lawyer is in Quebec for Christmas, but I could call him and ask him to speak to you guys’ legal counsel.”
Fair enough: If the Democratic Party says it has no headquarters, then as far as Washington City Paper is concerned, it has no headquarters. Which means its headquarters is not in Meadows’ basement.
What is in Meadows’ basement is the party’s office. When the party sent out an official notice on how to qualify as a candidate to fill the vacant at-large seat, which address did it list as the location where potential candidates could pick up petitions, drop off signatures, and make challenges to other candidates’ signatures? Meadows’ basement.
So from here on out, LL won’t call the basement the “headquarters.” He’ll call it the “office.” Joyeux Noel!