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  Capozzi, John
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NameJohn Capozzi
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, District of Columbia , United States
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Oct 06, 2004 09:37am
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InfoThe unctuous, youthful Capozzi is like Robert Redford in the 1972 film, The Candidate. He is smooth, charming, hard-working, a tireless campaigner, and politically ambitious. But he leaves his audiences hungry for an issues-oriented message. Newcomer Capozzi has tried to build a political base by enmeshing himself in the statehood movement and internal Democratic Party politics.
In 1992, he ran unsuccessfully for the unpaid post of "shadow" statehood lobbyist to the U.S. House of Representatives. He managed to win the office two years later, just as the Republican takeover of Congress and the city's financial insolvency wrecked hopes for statehood. In 1996, Capozzi, a computer-personnel headhunter, ran an impressive campaign for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council. Capozzi campaigned virtually everywhere throughout the city, which won him kudos, if not votes. He has also waged a protest campaign against home-lending giant Fannie Mae to get the profitable nonprofit to pay corporate income taxes in D.C. Congress exempted Fannie Mae from paying $300 million in local, but not federal, taxes because it never expected the government-created lender to become so profitable. Capozzi led a group of protesters to Fannie Mae's 1996 stockholders' meeting in Dallas.


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  12/10/2012 DC Council - At-Large - Appointment Lost 8.45% (-69.01%)
  04/29/1997 DC Council Ward 6 - Special Election Lost 12.46% (-12.60%)
  09/10/1996 DC Council - At-Large - D Primary Lost 14.65% (-27.36%)
  11/08/1994 DC Shadow Representative Won 68.65% (+56.33%)
  09/15/1992 DC Shadow Representative - D Primary Lost 38.23% (-21.17%)
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