Four members of the D.C. Council are running in the Democratic primary and one Independent is has announced he is exploring a run for Mayor. What is becoming apparent is that some of them are going overboard pandering to grasp every vote they can.
The real bait-and-switch is happening right now, as politicians who once called for city-wide agreements and reasonable wages at local Walmart stores -- including the mayor and two mayoral candidates -- switch their rhetoric and their votes.
The issues facing our city are many, ranging from a failing public education system to income inequality to crime. Most residents agree on what needs fixing, and they look to their elected leaders for solutions.
The eruption of personal tensions among our local legislators, triggered at least in part by instances of ethically challenged behaviors, is an embarrassment for a city government that can't afford public ridicule.