David Warnock

A loss anticipated, Warnock supporters gather in solidarity

A loss anticipated, Warnock supporters gather in solidarity

The energy at David Warnock’s mayoral race watch party on Tuesday was high, but in unexpected ways. There was little suspense or vigilance as the polling results came on TV.

Packed into the small-but-swanky room with 40-plus other people who shouted over blaring remixes of Tove Lo and Ellie Goulding felt like being at the rich kid’s sweet 16 party where their parents had invited all their nautically-dressed pals.

Warnock supporters weren’t there because they expected a win. It became clear when Warnock arrived and circled the room to embrace attendees (for like, 5 seconds at a time), that they were there to show solidarity.

The demographics of the crowd pointed to...

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