The timing certainly sucks (it's budget day, and Friday!), but the news is good, at least for Interim Councilmember Sekou Biddle. Sayeth a press release from the Biddle campaign:
Today, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells endorsed Sekou Biddle citing his commitment to pubic schools, mass transit and holding the government accountable.
"Our City Council must continue to substantially improve our public schools, create the next generation of mass transit to connect the region and our neighborhoods and ensure that we hold our public officials to the highest standards of accountability," said Councilmember Wells. "I've watched him cut his own independent path. He has not only confronted the status quo on several fronts, but also endorsed initiatives that are critical to the quality of life for residents of Ward 6 and our entire city. I need a strong partner for implementing a vision for building a livable walkable city. I will have one in Sekou Biddle."
Councilmember Wells is part of a growing list of endorsements for Sekou, including yesterday's endorsement by At-Large Councilmember David Catania. "I wanted to work with the person to see if he had the kind of honesty and thoughtfulness and expertise, integrity that I wanted in a new member and I’ve found all of it in Sekou," said Councilmember Catania on WFPW. "He’s a very serious, thoughtful, honest man and he’s precisely the person I think, at this time, we need."
The news somewhat speaks for itself, but I'll give the Post's Tim Craig the win for the snap analysis: "So now it's clear -- No one on the D.C. Council wants Vincent Orange to join them. That should be Orange's closing campaign theme."
Also, another clear winner? D.C. political talk radio. Catania announced on WPFW yesterday, Wells on WTOP today. Kojo, you've got to catch up.