Today, Politico has a nice little story about Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District’s congressional delegate, and her changing campaign finance strategies. The upshot: Norton’s pulling in a lot more money from real-estate developers than she used to.
Ace Hill reporter John Bresnahan lays out the facts nicely: Where Norton used to raise most of her money from unions and lawyers, real-estate interests—-in particular, Forest City Enterprises and its D.C. principal, Deborah Ratner Salzburg.
So what exactly does that say about Norton’s reputation?
Hard to say. It seems that Bresnahan ran into one of the realities of District politicking: Looks like no one outside of Dorothy Brizill was willing to speak ill of Eleanor. (And even then, I wouldn’t exactly call Brizill’s comments “ill.”)