Yesterday Interim Councilmember Sekou Biddle hosted an open house for his new campaign office -- the same one, ironically enough, used by challenger Patrick Mara when he ran for an At-Large seat on the D.C. Council in 2008. (The Post's Tim Craig was also there; read his report here.)
Volunteers, campaign staff and well-wishers stopped by to mingle; the only elected official I spotted while I was there was Councilmember Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4). Members of the UNITE HERE Local 25 were in attendance, having endorsed Biddle a week ago. The office was somewhat bare, but that's to be expected for a campaign that will be over in two months. A front room on the second floor housed the office's operations center, and sign-up sheet for volunteers in the days leading up to the April 26 election were hung in the main room where people gathered.
The office, located at 1004 Sixth Street NW, also housed Vince Gray's mayoral campaign, and is located just a block away from an empty storefront at the corner of New York Avenue and Seventh Street NW that was also used by a number of different campaigns over the years. The only other At-Large campaign to have an official office at this point is Jacque Patterson's, which is located along Georgia Avenue a few blocks north of Howard University.