WASHINGTON - Will politicians in the District soon begin to feel the impact of some powerful new political action committees? Will Sommer, 'Loose Lips' columnist with the Washington City Paper, joined us Thursday with more.
"2016 is shaping up to be a big year for even more money in D.C. politics," said Sommer. "The police union - all summer - was sparring with Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Mayor Muriel Bowser over the elimination of vice units. They said they’re mismanaging the department and that’s why we are seeing this huge spike in murders."
The union, he said, wants more political muscle and may raise dues on their members to possible have their own political action committee to go against candidates they don't like.
Bowser, has also formed a political action committee in hopes of gaining more influence over D.C. politics.
In other parts of the District, Sommer says that there has been a backlash against neighborhood commissions that oppose new bars and restaurants.
Read more from Will Sommer: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/looselips/