Politics

Delegating Denver #11 of 56: District of Columbia

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Total Number of Delegates: 37 Pledged: 15 Unpledged: 22

How to Recognize a District of Columbia Delegate: Harry Truman said that if you want a friend in Washington, D.C., get a dog. John F. Kennedy said that D.C. is a town of southern efficiency and northern charm. Bill Clinton said that Washington, D.C., is Hollywood for ugly people. Every other American says that people who live inside the Beltway are out of touch with the rest of the country. Of course, each of these observations is true, and all of them provide the important clues needed to identify the D.C. delegate. The District of Columbia is a misanthropic metropolis that is both cosmopolitan and conservative. Delegates will avoid eye contact when out on the street, but they are judiciously cordial in areas that require them to wear name tags. DCers aren't interested in current fashion trends, preferring poly-blend styles in any color of gray, with little-to-no pattern or printed design save for the embroidered initials of federal or district agencies.

Famous DCers: Comedic correspondent Mo Rocca, comedic chestnut Roy "Hee Haw" Clark, Maury Povich, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson, John Philip Sousa, Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Henry Rollins, Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye, DJ Spooky, and DJ Cool

Famous District of Columbia Democrats: Internet inventor and global-warming scold Al Gore, TV talking head and current "shadow" representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, John F. Kennedy Jr. and current mayor Adrian Fenty

Famous DCers With Denver Connections: ’68-’69 Denver Broncos running back "Galaxy" Garrett Ford, and Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library manager Gwendolyn Crenshaw

District Nicknames: Washington, D.C. (official), Federal City, Capitol City, Inside the Beltway, Dream City, Drama City, District of Corruption and District of Clowns (unofficial) Population: 581,530 Racial Distribution: 31% white, 57% black, 3% Asian, 0% Native American, 9% Hispanic Per Capita Personal Income:$47,659 Unemployment: 7%

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Sean Cronin