In a somewhat surprising move, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce has not endorsed incumbent Ward One Councilmember Jim Graham for re-election. Instead, the business folks have thrown their weight behind challenger Jeff Smith.

Graham campaign poo-bah Chuck Thies had this reaction via e-mail:

“Not surprising at all. What has the Chamber of Commerce ever done for Ward One?  They represent downtown business interests. Maybe Jeff Smith should move downtown.  He really doesn’t seem to like living in Ward One.”

You’d think Graham’s close ties to the taxicab industry would have put him over the top. Zing! OK, that was a cheap shot. Apologies.

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