On Tuesday afternoon, Michael A. Brown’s campaign to return to the D.C. Council was “on a roll” and doing the Harlem Shake. By the evening, Brown had suddenly dropped out of the race, telling supporters that “very important personal and family matters” were to blame. It is an abrupt end to Brown’s at-large comeback bid, one mounted as the ashes of his failed reelection campaign had barely cooled. Though he had lagged in fundraising, and he continued to face pointed questions about his financial management acumen, his name recognition would have been formidable. He offered no details on the “family matters,” though his mother has been sick and, coincidentally or not, Wednesday is the 17th anniversary of his father’s death. More from Loose Lips, Examiner and WRC-TV.
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