The Post has the news this morning that Council Chair Vincent Gray may have committed a major faux pas by asking for Comcast to donate $20,000 to the council to support the council’s efforts at the DNC last summer as part of their home rule efforts. Slight problem. By District law, no one person or corporation can donate more than $5,000 per year to a political action committee like the D.C. Democratic State Committee, which received the check from Comcast.
There’s a couple issues here:
1) Council Chair Gray solicited a political donation on City Council stationery, which is against the rules.
2) The donation he solicited is larger than the law allows
3) The party itself did catch the issue, but then didn’t do anything about it.
This should be fun to watch. Expect it not to make a difference in whether the Council Chair announces for Mayor in February.