I thought of all my friends from one end of the country to the other and how they were really all in the same vast backyard doing something so frantic and rushing about.
—Jack Kerouac, On the Road
ANC 6B08 is one of the District of Columbia’s great bellwether jurisdictions. Long known as Barney Circle or east Capitol Hill or just plain “D.C., man,” 6B08 is the land of low-slung town homes, down-to-earth political activists, and well-kept front lawns, not to mention the occasional astro-turfed front stoop. Sandwiched among RFK Stadium, the campus of the now-defunct D.C. General Hospital, and the more prosperous western Capitol Hill, 6B08 is a proving ground for politicians across the city—a dynamic that makes it a particularly critical ANC race in 2008.
What Delaney has going for him:
- The element of surprise
- Clean pants
What Delaney doesn’t have going for him:
— Will Atwood Mitchell, Ted Scheinman, Erik Wemple