DC Political Round Up

James Wright | 1/12/2012, 4:05 p.m.

"Mr. Barry's use of Council resources to attack an opponent in the Democratic Party primary is unethical, inexcusable and should not be tolerated by the Council," Bob Kabel, chairman of the D.C. Republican Committee, said.

Election Board Releases Figures

The District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics recently released its December 2011 monthly registration figures by party. Ward 6 has the highest number of registrants in general with 65, 626.

Ward 5 has the largest number of registered Democrats at 48,718. For the Republicans, it is Ward 3 in upper Northwest with 7,982.

The Statehood Green Party's stronghold appears to be in Ward 1 with 792 registrants. Ward 3 also leads with 12,119 who do not choose to state their party. Ward 8 has the most of a category known as "Other"--minor parties with 215 registrants. Ward 8 has 43,522 Democrats, 1,448 Republicans, 500 registrants of the Statehood-Green Party and 7,726 who did not state a political party. Ward 7 has 46,025 Democrats, 1,388 Republicans, 455 Statehood Green registrants, 127 "Other" and 6,916 with no party affiliation.

In summary, 74 percent of those who are registered in the District are Democrats (340,607), 6.56 percent are Republican (29, 794), .91 percent Statehood-Green (4,121), .32 percent "Other" (1,437), and non-party 17.27 percent (78, 493).