D.C. Wire: 2010 District Election


Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 01/31/2011

D.C. council candidates blast Democratic party leaders

Several potential Democratic candidates in seeking the D.C. Council seat currently filled by interim member Sekou Biddle are rebelling against the local Democratic Party, accusing it of unfairly trying to anoint Biddle as the leading candidate in the April 26 special election.

By Tim Craig  |  01:51 PM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Gray scheduled to appear at Biddle fundraiser

Mayor Vincent C. Gray is expected to attend a fund-raiser tonight for Council member Sekou Biddle, a signal that the mayor is could throw his support behind the newly-appointed member who has to stand for election on April 26

By Tim Craig  |  03:47 PM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 01/14/2011

Young Fenty write-in supporters fined $18,500

The leaders behind the campaign to get D.C. voters to write in Adrian M. Fenty on their general election ballots last year have been fined $18,500 for improperly using the former mayor's campaign materials during their campaign.

By Tim Craig  |  05:47 PM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 01/13/2011

Gray inaugural donors: Search the database

Mayor Vincent C. Gray raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for his inaugural ceremony and swanky ball this month at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Post reporter Nikita Stewart reported today. Use the form below to search a database of donors to his inauguration and transition. Online...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  06:56 PM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 01/03/2011

Excerpts: Marc Fisher on how Gray should govern

Post columnist-turned-editor Marc Fisher was online earlier today to take readers' questions about his piece in this past Sunday's Outlook section setting goals for the new D.C. mayor's administration. Excerpts follow. Q: What kind of role will Kwame Brown play as the new Council chairman in the coming term? Mayor...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  04:34 PM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/02/2011

White House aide delivers statement of support for new D.C. mayor

Though President Obama did not personally attend the swearing-in of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, but the White House did have a presence. David Agnew, Obama's director of intergovernmental affairs, attended the ceremony, sitting on the dais next to Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. Attorney General Eric Holder also attended, swearing...

By Michael DeBonis  |  12:38 PM ET, 01/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 01/02/2011

Brown sworn in as Council chairman, pledges 'world-class' city, schools

Kwame R. Brown was sworn in Sunday as the seventh chairman of the D.C. Council, vowing to work closely with Mayor Vincent C. Gray while also providing "robust oversight" of the administration. Brown, a former at-large council member, was joined by his wife, Marcia, and two children when he was...

By Tim Craig  |  11:49 AM ET, 01/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 01/02/2011

'Phil' Graham sworn in as Council member

As D.C. Council members lined up to be sworn in this morning, one encountered a hiccup. U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler had a bit of trouble with the name of member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), who is beginning his fourth term. Kessler, who had previously sworn in Council member...

By Michael DeBonis  |  11:05 AM ET, 01/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 01/02/2011

Gray kicks off inauguration day with inclusive prayer service

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray started his inauguration day Sunday with a prayer service attended by several hundred well-wishers and supporters. The Rev. Dr. Henry Y. White of Brown Memorial AME Church led the service, which featured Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu leaders, as well as a gospel choir. "Thank you...

By Michael DeBonis  |  09:58 AM ET, 01/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Free tickets for Gray inaugural ball

The box office opens again Tuesday for District residents who want to scoop up free tickets to Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray's inaugural ball this Sunday, featuring go-go music godfather Chuck Brown and R&B crooner Raheen DeVaughn.

By Nikita Stewart  |  07:25 AM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Gray plucks House counsel for next D.C. attorney general

D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray will announce this afternoon that he's nominating Irvin Nathan, the current general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, to be the city's next attorney general. Nathan, whom House Speaker Nancy Pelosi named House counsel in 2007, will replace Attorney General Peter Nickles if he...

By Tim Craig  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Kwame Brown hires former Gray campaign press secretary Hughes

D.C. Council member Kwame Brown (D-At large) has hired Traci Hughes to oversee his communications strategy as he transitions into his new role as the chairman of the council.

By Tim Craig  |  05:09 PM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Committee of 100 wants Klein, Tregoning ousted

The Committee of 100 on the Federal City, which advocates for historical preservation and conservative land-use policies, is urging Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) to replace key members of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration who have oversight over District streets and neighborhood development.

By Tim Craig  |  11:41 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/15/2010

Reuben Charles unlikely to be Gray's chief of staff

Reuben O. Charles II, who is heading up Mayor-Elect Vincent C. Gray's transition, is unlikely to become the new mayor's chief of staff, but could land another role in the administration, several sources close to Gray said. Charles, a businessman who moved to the District three years from St. Louis,...

By Tim Craig  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Fenty's departure coincides with another drop in homicides

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is on track to leave office Jan 2. having just achieved the fewest yearly number of homicides in decades, perhaps improving on his administration's success last year in bringing the tally down to 143 killings.

By Tim Craig  |  05:34 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/03/2010

Obama invites Gray to lunch

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) said he is scheduled to have lunch with President Obama on Dec. 1 -- an invitation that will bring the city's new leader closer to the city's most high-profile resident.

By Nikita Stewart  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Gray to name transition team

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray is scheduled to announce his transition team Wednesday -- a mix of national and local leaders, including former Mayor Anthony A. Williams, public education advocate Katherine Bradley and local Chamber of Commerce President Barbara Lang -- to help him shape policy and to build his Cabinet.

By Nikita Stewart and Tim Craig  |  11:42 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Board of Elections struggles with reporting again

The D,.C. Board of Elections has only counted 7 percent of precincts at of 10 p.m. Tuesday, but The Associated Press is projecting D.C. Council chairman Vincent C. Gray the city's next mayor. The slow-pace count at the board of elections on Tuesday night is reminiscent of the Sept. 14...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  10:11 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Family legacy boosts Thomas in Ward 5

The after-work crowd was filing into the Langdon Park Recreation Center, located at 2901 20th St. In Northeast. John McDermott, 60, said he supported Eleanor Holmes Norton because she supported federal funding for housing initiatives. He also supported Harry Thomas, Jr. for council. "I've been living in this area for...

By Christy Goodman  |  06:31 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Water main break halts electronic voting at Brookland elementary school

An afternoon water main break has interrupted voting at a polling place in Northeast Washington, officials said. Rokey W. Suleman II, executive director of the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, said the break caused fire officials to turn off electrical service at Precinct 67, Bunker Hill Elementary School in...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  04:32 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Judge gives Thomas 3 weeks to turn over documents to Nickles

A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that council member Harry Thomas Jr. has three weeks to comply with a subpoena from Attorney General Peter Nickles for documents related to a charitable organization that has so far operated largely out of public view.

By Tim Craig  |  04:13 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 11/02/2010

In Ward 7, backing Holmes Norton and a chance to pick AG

Erica White, 36, made sure to vote today at River Terrace Elementary School on 34th and Eads streets in Northeast. She said she was moved to make sure Eleanor Holmes Norton kept her office. "It is my duty to come out and vote," she said. She also v oted for...

By Christy Goodman  |  03:45 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Fenty write-in voters: Please don't stamp electronic voting screens

Supporters of a write-in campaign for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, aiming to make the process as simple as possible, have made ink stamps bearing Fenty's name, which voters can take into the polls to stamp their ballots. But it wasn't so simple for one Fenty supporter Tuesday afternoon. That voter,...

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:31 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Trio of Ward 6 voters voice strong support for elected AG

Catherine Bego, a 68 year-old minister with Word Evangelistic Church Ministry, said the Fenty write-in campaign was "terrible." "They tried to squash the Democratic process," he said. "The people had spoken ... to create that level of disturbance in the city was uncalled for." She said Gray should "live mercy,...

By Christy Goodman  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Gray visits Ward 6, hears Rosedale concerns

Democratic candidate for mayor Vince Gray greeted voters at Myrtilla Miner Elementary School, his last stop in Ward 6. He said he'd been to more than a dozen polling places in wards 6, 7, and 8 already. "Today is just about getting out, being at the polls and talking to...

By Christy Goodman  |  03:02 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Fenty backs Gray but supports 'democratic process'

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is still behind Democratic nominee Vincent C. Gray, who beat him in the primary in September. But the mayor, who often talks about the power of voters, also is not quelling the spirited write-in campaign that is supporting him. D.C. Wire asked Mafara Hobson, the mayor's...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  02:50 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/02/2010

Write-in supporters ordered to stop using Fenty signs

The write-in campaign for Mayor Adrian Fenty must stop using the signs left over from Fenry's primary race, city campaign finance authorities have ruled. A complaint Separate complaints filed by civic watchdog Dorothy Brizill and attorney Brian Lederer, representing the Vincent Gray campaign, alleged that the write-in group, aka "Save...

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/02/2010

No problems so far, elections officials say

The city's 143 polling locations each opened on time this morning, said Rokey W. Suleman II, executive director of the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics. That represents a much-improved showing from the Sept. 14 primary, when issues with new equipment led to late openings in a handful of precincts....

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 11/02/2010

Two votes for Fenty -- and one against Cheh -- in Ward 3

UPDATE 9:13 a.m.: Josh Rodriguez, 32, an environmental scientist, was waiting outside the voting station at Oyster Elementary and said he was voting for Mary Cheh but writing in Fenty. He wanted to vote a straight Democratic ticket and to show support for Fenty. "We were a little bit concerned...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  09:13 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:37 AM ET, 11/02/2010

Welcome to Election day, Washington

Good morning! The Capital Weather Gang forecast says it'll be a crisp but sunny day at the polls today in the District, where residents will be voting for their city council and mayor, board of education, delegate to Congress and a ballot initiative on whether their attorney general should be...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  04:37 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/01/2010

Where the party's at

But if you are looking to hit the party circuit, here is a run-down of where local candidates plan to hold their election night parties.

By Tim Craig  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 10/29/2010

Gray launches new round of ads

Despite being all but assured to win the Nov. 2 general election, D.C. Council Chairman Vince C. Gray is launching a final push to turn out supporters and win over skeptics who may not have supported him in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for mayor.

By Tim Craig  |  01:47 PM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 10/28/2010

Tommy Wells, advocates push for tax increase

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) said Wednesday night he will not accept any cuts to the city's social services budget unless its also accompanied by a tax increase, perhaps even on wage-earners who make less than $100,000 a year.

By Tim Craig  |  11:07 AM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/28/2010

Big crowd celebrates Kwame Brown's birthday

Council member Kwame R. Brown (D-At large), who is expected to coast to a win Tuesday in the race for council chairman, took over one of the city's newest hot spots Wednesday night to celebrate his 40th birthday.

By Nikita Stewart  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/26/2010

Nickles readies subpoena for Harry Thomas

D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles is issuing a subpoena this evening to council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) for documents related to his oversight of a nonprofit organization that is not registered with the Internal Revenue Service or in good standing with city regulators.

By Tim Craig  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/26/2010

Campaign finance office to look into 'Write Fenty In' signs

The Office of Campaign Finance will hold a closed-door hearing Wednesday to begin investigating complaints that the Write Fenty In campaign is illegally using Fenty 2010 yard signs. Wesley Williams, a spokesman for the Office of Campaign Finance, confirmed his office had received complaints so a hearing has been scheduled....

By Tim Craig  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/22/2010

D.C. Attorney General launches probe of council member Harry Thomas

The D.C. Attorney General's Office is requesting that council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) voluntarily turn over documents and other information about a non-profit organization he operates that is not registered with the Internal Revenue Service or in good standing with city regulators. Attorney General Peter J. Nickles and...

By Tim Craig  |  04:20 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 10/22/2010

Voters can stamp 'Fenty' on ballots

Voters who plan to write in Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on their ballots in the Nov. 2 general election won't even have to write. With early voting starting tomorrow at five satellite sites in D.C. neighborhoods, The Write Fenty In Campaign has armed volunteers with "stampers" that they are giving to to those who want to cast their vote for Fenty even though his name is not on the ballot.

By Tim Craig  |  03:20 PM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Orange Claims Lead; Patterson Fighting Back

Former D.C. Council member Vincent C. Orange, who recently lost his bid for chairman, has been telling local Democratic leaders he has secured nearly all the votes he needs from the D.C. Democratic State Committee to win appointment to the soon-to-be vacant council at large seat.

By Tim Craig  |  06:41 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Donations to Gray transition fund to be capped at $25,000

Presumptive mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) will cap donations to his transition fund at $25,000 and regularly report the donors to the public.

By Tim Craig  |  05:27 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Top Gray aide tried to help white-collar criminals

Reuben C. Charles II, a businessman who runs D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's mayoral campaign, helped launch a local company created to assist white-collar criminals who had been sentenced to prison. The disclosure, reported on by the Washington City Paper and later by the Web site DC Watch, comes...

By Tim Craig  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 10/19/2010

Hundreds turn out at Gray's Ward 1 forum

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, the Democratic nominee for mayor in the Nov. 2 election, continued his mass meet-and-greets with a stop in Ward 1's Carlos Rosario International Charter School. Hundreds of residents turned out, causing organizers to initially fret about fire hazards as they scurried to move people out...

By Erica Johnston  |  09:21 PM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Robo calls push Fenty write-in campaign

Numerous District Republicans received an automated phone call over the weekend urging them to write-in Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's name on their ballots in the Nov. 2 general election. The caller told Republicans they should support Fenty (D) instead of D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, the Democratic nominee for...

By Tim Craig  |  04:00 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Graphic campaign ads are headed for local TVs -- but not YouTube

The graphic television ads created by Missy Reilly Smith, a GOP candidate for the District's congressional delegate seat, will probably start hitting television sets across the region this week.

By Washington Post Editor  |  03:02 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Fenty says he won't 'personally' ask write-in campaign leaders to stop

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) said Monday he will not ask leaders of the "Write Fenty In" campaign - many of whom worked on his primary bid -- to cease their efforts to get voters to write in his name on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. Fenty said it...

By Tim Craig  |  01:45 PM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 10/15/2010

Gray mum as labor council boss says Republicans 'not welcome' in D.C. government

Presumptive mayor Vincent C. Gray has been basing his campaign around a "one city" vision for the District where all residents work together to try to address its challenges.

By Tim Craig  |  02:37 PM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 10/14/2010

Gray won't debate fans of Fenty write-in

Don't count on a debate between Democratic mayoral nominee Vincent C. Gray and the write-in campaign for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:15 PM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 10/11/2010

Video: Gray discusses his plans with Post editorial writer

The Post's Jo-Ann Armao speaks with Vincent Gray, the presumptive mayor-elect of Washington, D.C., about what keeps him up at night and how he hopes to bring financial and education reform to the city....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  07:04 PM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Vincent Gray changing sites for remaining town halls

The campaign for Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, the Democratic nominee for mayor, announced Friday that the locations of his remaining town hall meetings would be changed. The move follows criticism that the campaign was breaking District law that prohibits the use of public resources for partisan political activities. Gray held his first meeting at a charter school in Ward 5 and was scheduled to hold the Ward 2, 6 and 7 town halls in public schools. Earlier in the campaign season before the September primary, candidates were warned about holding events at schools.

By Nikita Stewart  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/06/2010

Gray's use of schools for forums raises concern

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray has scheduled three of his neighborhood forums at public schools, even though officials have been stressing all year that political events should not be held on school grounds.

By Tim Craig  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 10/05/2010

Gray predicts $350-$400 million shortfall

D.C. Council member Vincent C. Gray (D), the presumptive mayor, predicted today that he and the other council members will have to close a $350 million to $400 million shortfall before they approve the fiscal 2012 budget next year.

By Tim Craig  |  06:02 PM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/05/2010

'Write Fenty In' campaign launches Web site

The Write Fenty In campaign is now more than a Facebook group: It's a Web site, the Post's Mike DeBonis reports. The site, featuring a re-purposed version of Mayor Adrian Fenty's official campaign logo, reads: "A long shot? Perhaps. But doable, if we work at it? You better believe it....

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 09/30/2010

D.C. Council members come out in support of rally

A majority of the D.C. Council threw their full support behind Saturday's "One Nation Working Together, D.C." march on the Mall, widely viewed as an effort to rally Democratic-leaning voters ahead of the November midterm elections.

By Tim Craig  |  01:31 PM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/23/2010

Orange campaign continues as he seeks Brown's open seat

Orange wants the DC Democratic State Committee to appoint him to Brown's at-large seat, which is all but certain to be vacant after the November general election. On the Hill Thursday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved by voice vote a bill that would reduce from 114 to 70 days the amount of time after a council vacancy occurs for special elections to fill the slot.

By Ann Marimow  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/23/2010

Holder brings official support from White House

Attorney General Eric C. Holder arrived at the John A. Wilson Building at 11 a.m. Thursday to give D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray official "congratulations" and support from the Obama administration after his win in last week's Democratic mayoral primary.

By Tim Craig  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 09/22/2010

Fenty write-in campaigns begin

In the first of what are expected to be several similar efforts in the coming weeks, a "Run, Fenty, Run" page has appeared on Facebook urging voters to write in Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's name on their ballots in the Nov. 2 general election. The page, which appears to have...

By Tim Craig  |  03:03 PM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/17/2010

Fenty says no to GOP nomination

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) said Friday afternoon that he will not seek re-election as a Republican, even though he won the GOP nomination after more than 800 voters wrote in his name on their ballot in Tuesday's primary. Repeating statements he made before he lost the Democratic nomination to...

By Tim Craig  |  04:48 PM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Bowser left out of the party

The D.C. Council threw a bash Wednesday night, but Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) was left out -- even though she was there.

By Tim Craig  |  01:53 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 09/16/2010

Gray camp responds to Rhee

Traci Hughes, a Gray spokesman, called Rhee's statement "unfortunate." "It is unfortunate that the children have been thrown in the middle of the political fray,' Hughes said. "Chairman Gray has made it very clear from the very beginning: He will continue education reform. It's his top priority already and he will put children first."

By Tim Craig  |  01:18 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 09/16/2010

Fenty endorses Gray at unity breakfast

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) officially endorsed Vincent C. Gray in the mayor's race at a unity breakfast Thursday morning hosted by the D.C. Democratic Committee.

By Tim Craig  |  10:55 AM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 09/15/2010

Gray fundraiser could play key role after November

Reuben O. Charles II, 40, a wealthy venture capitalist, could play a key role in a Vincent C. Gray administration, perhaps even becoming his chief of staff, according to people familiar with the campaign.

By Tim Craig  |  02:43 PM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 09/15/2010

Brown's ascension to council chairman sets up special election

Brown's all but assured ascension to the chairman's spot after Tuesday's Democratic primary sets up a special election for his open seat. Even though the special election is many months away, the jockeying has already begun among those interested in the temporary appointment to Brown's job.

By Ann Marimow  |  02:02 PM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 09/15/2010

Fenty headquarters empty; Gray supporter jubilant

The Georgia Avenue campaign headquarters for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was empty Wednesday morning -- a window that shattered Tuesday night after a volunteer leaned on it remained missing. Anyone could walk into the unsecured former car dealership where equipment and paraphernalia remained.

By Washington Post editors  |  08:33 AM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, adrian fenty, council chair vincent gray, election, vincent gray

Posted at 01:50 AM ET, 09/15/2010

Full text: Vincent Gray's victory speech in mayor's race

The following is text provided to The Washington Post by the Gray campaign prior to Gray delivering his victory speech early Wednesday morning. -- -- -- Thank you District of Columbia! Tonight, the people of the District sent a message loud and clear that they want to bring character, integrity...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  01:50 AM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:01 PM ET, 09/14/2010

Live blog: D.C. Primary Day 2010 evening -- Returns trickle in

Welcome to our continuing coverage of Election Day, as members of D.C. political parties head to the polls to pick nominees for mayor, D.C. Council chairman, U.S. Delegate and an array of other District and ward-level positions. Keep an eye on the D.C. Politics page throughout the day for the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  11:01 PM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/14/2010

Transcripts: Mayor Fenty, Council Chair Gray on CNN earlier today

Today John King of CNN spoke with Washington mayoral candidates Adrian Fenty and Vincent Gray. The full transcript is below. JOHN KING, HOST: Let me ask you a basic question as someday who lives here. I live about a quarter mile that way. If you look at the data across...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/13/2010

Fenty ends campaign with go-go music

To cap off his year-long bid for reelection, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is throwing a big event with go-go stars Monday evening.

By Tim Craig  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/13/2010

Gray now has security detail

Continuing to assume the role of front-runner in Tuesday's Democratic primary, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray now has a security detail.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/13/2010

Fenty opts out of 'unity' campaign conference

Candidates in Tuesday's Democratic primary gathered at Judiciary Square for a "unity" news conference pulled together by the local committee.

By Nikita Stewart  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 09/13/2010

More than 22,000 cast early ballots

More than 22,000 District voters have already cast ballots in Tuesday's Democratic primary, equaling roughly 20 percent of the total ballots cast four years ago.

By Washington Post Editor  |  12:22 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 09/13/2010

Gray officials say campaigner with anti-gentrification message isn't theirs

Gray campaign officials have gotten reports that there was van with Gray signs on it driving down U Street in Ward 1 on Sunday. The driver of the van was shouting with a loud speaker, "End gentrification, vote for Gray."

By Tim Craig  |  10:51 AM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/13/2010

Fenty hits campaign trail in final push

Standing on the median of Missouri Ave. Northwest during the Monday morning commute, Mayor Adrian Fenty pumped his fists, leaned into cars to greet drivers and joined more than two dozen campaign workers who chanted, "Four more years!" It was the final pre-election day push before Tuesday's Democratic primary contest...

By Ann Marimow  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 09/12/2010

Fenty huddles up for final push

(Tim Craig/Post) It's well known that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, who completed a triathlon Sunday morning, is a jock. But he also takes his passion for sports to the campaign trail. To rally paid campaign workers and volunteers, Fenty organizes football-style huddles. Fenty crouches in the middle of the group...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:39 PM ET, 09/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/12/2010

Gray vows to reestablish religious office

Striking a contrast to his rival in the mayor's race, Vincent C. Gray said Sunday he would reestablish an Office of Religious Affairs to "strengthen the bond" with the city's religious community that he said has been weakened under incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. Gray's comments came during a worship...

By Ann E. Marimow  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 09/12/2010

Fenty completes Nation's Triathlon

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty completed the Nation's Triathlon this morning, less than 48 hours before Primary Day polls open. He finished in about 2 hours and 44 minutes -- well off his personal best pace of 2 hours, 19 minutes set at June's Washington D.C. Triathlon, which is held on...

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:54 AM ET, 09/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 09:55 PM ET, 09/11/2010

Fenty campaign: Gray supporters lure voters with gift cards

UPDATED 9/13, 11:55 A.M. On the last day of early voting in District neighborhoods, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's campaign accused supporters of D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray of attempting to lure voters to a polling site with supermarket gift cards. Last night, a Fenty supporter uploaded a video...

By Eli Reyes  |  09:55 PM ET, 09/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 09/11/2010

A Republican Mayor?

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) said Saturday "a lot of people would be disappointed' if Mayor Adrian M. Fenty runs as a Republican in the General Election should he lose the Sept. 14 Democratic primary. Fenty, however, reiterated Saturday he would never run as a Republican, likely killing...

By Tim Craig  |  02:50 PM ET, 09/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 09/10/2010

Dueling videos in mayor's race

After more than two dozen candidates forums, three televised debates and numerous radio and television commercials, the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for mayor is coming down to a battle of the YouTube videos. In one video, "Fenty Must Go," a resident produces a scathing critique of the Fenty administration. The...

By Tim Craig  |  06:10 PM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:28 PM ET, 09/09/2010

Fenty retains Anita Dunn

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has hired former White House communications director and veteran Democratic media consultant Anita Dunn to help him craft his message for the final push of his re-election campaign. Sean Madigan, a Fenty spokesman, said Fenty had retained Dunn's firm, Squier Knapp Dunn, within the past...

By Tim Craig  |  08:28 PM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 09/09/2010

Campaign finance officials investigate Brown's fundraising reports

The District's campaign finance watchdogs Thursday initiated a formal investigation into the fundraising reports of Council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large). Brown's campaign said it would cooperate with the investigation.

By Ann Marimow  |  03:04 PM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/08/2010

WTOP reporting that Fenty wants Obama's help

WTOP radio is reporting that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has reached out to President Obama to try to get him to endorse his beleaguered campaign for reelection.

By Tim Craig  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/08/2010

Some Gray advisers worry Barry could become a distraction

To the annoyance of advisers to Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) is emerging as a leading public face of the campaign in the finals days before the Sept. 14 Democratic primary.

By Tim Craig  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:33 PM ET, 09/07/2010

Moten, Barry debate

Part 1: Part 2: D.C. Council member Marion Barry stumbled over his words while Peaceoholics co-founder Ronald Moten stumbled over his facts during a 15-minute debate Tuesday night on the Fox 5 10 p.m. newscast. Barry and Moten, both of whom have emerged as sideshows in the mayor's race, clashed...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  11:33 PM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 09/07/2010

Moten debating Barry tonight on Fox 5

Peaceoholics co-founder Ronald Moten, a strategist and friend of the mayor's, tells D.C. Wire he will debate D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) tonight at 10:30 p.m. on Fox 5 news about the mayor's race.

By Tim Craig  |  06:57 PM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 09/07/2010

Gray's new Web site targets former Fenty voters

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray has unveiled a sleek new Web site targeted at voters who used to support his rival in the mayor's race, incumbent Adrian M. Fenty (D).support

By Tim Craig  |  11:20 AM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 09/06/2010

Washington Examiner endorses Fenty

The editorial board of the Washington Examiner has endorsed Adrian M. Fenty's reelection, saying the city is "moving in the right direction" under his leadership. In the editorial, which will be published Tuesday but was released online Monday night, the Examiner said they favor Fenty over D.C. Council Chairman Vincent...

By Tim Craig  |  06:31 PM ET, 09/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/06/2010

Gray stumps for votes at Eastern Market

A few times, Gray got drawn into ten-minute plus conversations with potential voters. Gray's go-slow approach to canvassing is much different approach than Mayor Adrian M. Fenty takes when he hits the street.

By Tim Craig  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/04/2010

Rhee rallies voters for Fenty

Hoping to help Mayor Adrian M. Fenty get reelected, Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee told a crowd of supporters Saturday morning at a rally that the District is a "different city" under his leadership and that improvements in the school system and in economic development cannot continue without him. Rhee,...

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election | Tags:  adrian fenty, dc mayor, dc mayoral race, michelle rhee

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 09/03/2010

Rhee to join Fenty in rally Saturday morning

To kick off early voting in Ward 3, the base of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's support in his reelection bid, schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee will join the mayor at a rally at the Broad Branch Farmers Market in Chevy Chase at 8 a.m. Saturday. The Fenty campaign sent e-mails...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  04:23 PM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, Chevy Chase, Michelle A. Rhee, Vincent C. Gray, Ward 3, primary

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/03/2010

Sierra Club Endorses Gray

The Sierra Club, an environmental organization with 3,600 members in city, has endorsed D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for mayor.

By Tim Craig  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/03/2010

Playing with the numbers finds little help for Fenty

He found Gray would still lead Fenty 52 percent to 38 percent among likely voters with six percent undecided and four percent supporting another candidate. Even if all the undecided respondents in the Washington Post poll voted for Fenty, Gray would still be ahead by eight points, 52 percent to 44 percent among likely voters.

By Tim Craig  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/03/2010

Ad wars heat up

Vincent C. Gray has unveiled two new ads, one about himself and another ad mocking Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's recent apologies.

By Tim Craig  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/03/2010

AFRO endorses Gray in mayor's race

In its editorial, the newspaper scolds Fenty for being disconnected from the city's African-American community

By Tim Craig  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/03/2010

Michelle Fenty campaigns for her husband

Michelle Cross Fenty, who broke down in tears when speaking to media about the mayor after a the Washington Post debate Wednesday, continues her efforts to reveal her husband's softer side. At a "Women for Fenty" event Thursday, the city's first lady said she knows that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty...

By Nikita Stewart  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  d.c. mayors race, fenty campaign

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 09/02/2010

Brown's union friends spar with Orange in dueling mailers

Council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large) says he is trying to stick to a positive message in his race against former council member Vincent Orange, but his friends are going on the attack.

By Ann Marimow  |  04:12 PM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/02/2010

Motley fails to get on ballot for council race

The Rev. Anthony J. Motley has abandoned his campaign as an independent candidate for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council after he failed to collect the required 2,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot.

By Tim Craig  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/02/2010

Fenty gets endorsement from Latino newspaper

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty picked up endorsements Thursday from the Washington Hispanic, a regional Spanish-language newspaper, and from the owners of the local Haydee's restaurants. Fenty, who is 17 points behind chief rival Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray among likely Democratic voters in a Washington Post poll, rallied his supporters...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 09/02/2010

Mary Cheh endorses Gray

Updated at 12:45 p.m. with a response from the Fenty campaign D.C Council member Mary Cheh (D), who represents Ward 3 in Northwest, Thursday endorsed Vincent C. Gray for mayor. Speaking on TBD, formerly News Channel 8, Cheh said she voted for Gray Tuesday during early voting at the D.C....

By Tim Craig  |  10:34 AM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/02/2010

More than 7,500 voters affected by misprint on registration cards

The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics -- grappling with early voting and new machines -- announced that 7,529 voters in four precincts were issued registration cards that listed them as living in the wrong ward. According to the elections board, a vendor misinterpreted voter information to list the first...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/01/2010

Excerpts: Mike DeBonis on mayoral debate, campaign

The Washington Post's Mike DeBonis was online this afternoon to answer readers' questions today's Washington Post mayoral debate between incumbent Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, as well as other aspects of their campaign. Excerpts follow. Special education costs: Mike, I think you need to check...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 09/01/2010

Post debate focuses on schools, jobs, 'cronyism' charges

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his leading opponent in the mayoral race, Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, discussed unemployment, public safety and schools during a debate at the Newseum on Wednesday afternoon. Fenty repeatedly pointed to his administration's record on education, reducing the homicide rate and having safer streets....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  01:41 PM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 09/01/2010

Watch live Washington Post mayoral debate at noon

An hour before the big D.C. mayoral debate, signs for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty line Pennsylvania Avenue outside the Newseum and supporters of Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray have lined up early inside to try to get good seats in the auditorium. Anticipating is building, as advisors for Gray check...

By Ann E. Marimow  |  11:09 AM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 08/31/2010

Vincent C. Gray: D.C. mayoral contender and eligible single

(Cross-posted from The Reliable Source.) Adrian Fenty or Vincent Gray for D.C. mayor? Aside from all the serious issues, voters in the Democratic primary will be choosing between the photogenic family man ... and the candidate who would be the first single guy to hold the office. Gray, 67, has...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  02:41 PM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 08/31/2010

What's in a name? Ask Michael D. Brown.

(Cross-posted from the Washington Post polling department's Behind the Numbers blog.) Mayor candidate Vincent C. Gray holds a notice explaining to voters the difference between At-Large D.C. Council candidate Michael D. Brown and current Council member Michael A. Brown (I-At Large), who is not up for election this year. (Tim...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  01:35 PM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Graham says poll shows him with commanding lead

D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) reports he has a commanding lead in his bid for reelection, according to a poll conducted by his campaign last week and released to the media Tuesday. But Graham is holding back one key of piece information from his survey -- which candidate...

By Tim Craig  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Radio station responds to Glover controversy

Officials at WYKSY (93.9) are responding to allegations from Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his supporters that actor and singer Anwar "Big G" Glover lost his job at the station because of his support for the mayor's reelection campaign.

By Tim Craig  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 08/30/2010

Orange calls for investigation into Brown's campaign finances

The campaign of former council member Vincent Orange said late Monday that it is calling for a campaign finance investigation into rival Kwame Brown's "past campaigns." Orange and Brown, an at-large council member, are competing in next month's Democratic primary contest to succeed Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the...

By Ann E. Marimow  |  06:08 PM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/30/2010

Barry endorses Bennett-Fleming

D.C. Council member Marion Barry's chief of staff used her official city e-mail today to announce a Barry political endorsement, a possible violation of city ethics laws. She reissued the statement a few minutes later -- but she sent it from Barry's official city e-mail account, also a possible violation.

By Tim Craig  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 08/30/2010

Excerpts: Columnist Robert McCartney on mayoral race

Washington Post local columnist Robert McCartney was online earlier today to answer readers' questions about the upcoming D.C. primary. Excerpts follow. Worst Politician Ever? Good article, but if Fenty's "strategy" was wrong, you'd expect a man of the people-type politician to notice a long time ago. If there has ever...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  01:49 PM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/30/2010

First day of voting spirited

Holding a campaign sign over his head, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) was surrounded Monday morning by volunteers and workers, chanting, "Four more years!" outside the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics on the first day of early voting in the Sept. 14 primary. Supporters for Council Chairman Vincent C....

By Nikita Stewart  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election | Tags:  dc mayors race, fenty campaign

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 08/29/2010

Fenty wades into 'Big G' controversy

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has waded into the controversy over whether actor and go-go singer Anwar "Big G" Glover lost his job as a radio personality on WKYS (93.9 FM) because he is a vocal supporter of the mayor's. Fenty joined Glover and Peaceoholics co-founder Ronald Moten at a...

By Tim Craig  |  07:06 PM ET, 08/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 08/29/2010

'Underdog' Fenty says Gray's record will reverse the polls

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said Sunday that he's the "underdog" in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary but that he believes he can fend off Vincent C. Gray once voters and the media closely examine Gray's record. "I think the truth of the matter is while a significant part of the election cycle is behind us, I think in the last 16 days of an election anything can happen," Fenty said at a news conference in the parking lot of United Medical Center in Southeast Washington.

By Tim Craig  |  03:13 PM ET, 08/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/29/2010

Take the Washington Post D.C. poll

Today The Washington Post released the results of a poll of D.C. residents that shows Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's reelection campaign trailing Council Chair Vincent C. Gray by double-digits. Answer some of the questions yourself below....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/28/2010

'Big G' to blame Gray for his firing from WKYS

Actor and singer Anwar "Big G" Glover has scheduled a news conference for Sunday to allege that he was fired from his job as a radio personality for supporting Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's reelection, saying WKYS (93.9 FM) was pressured by Fenty's rival, Vincent C. Gray. Glover, one the city's...

By Tim Craig  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 08/27/2010

Former Rep. Floyd Flake rallies Fenty supporters

D.C .Mayor Adrian M. Fenty campaigned in Northeast Washington Thursday night where a New York City preacher and former congressman blasted the Washington Teachers' Union and chastised residents for not standing by Fenty, who he said has been forced to make tough decisions. Rev. Floyd Flake, who spent a decade...

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:25 AM ET, 08/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/25/2010

Moten tries to boost Fenty with music video

Ever wonder what Peaceoholics co-founder Ronald Moten does all day? Here's a partial answer. Mayor Adrian Fenty's No. 1 booster has put the mayor's campaign message to music with a new theme song that hits on all of his opponent's perceived weaknesses. The video includes children holding up four...

By Tim Craig  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 08/25/2010

Fenty hammers Gray on education at debate

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, who has tried to gain traction in his campaign with humilty and by attacking his main opponent's record, stayed on message during a debate Tuesday night, focusing on the progress the city's schools have made under him and Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee. Earlier Tuesday, officials had...

By Nikita Stewart  |  09:37 AM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election | Tags:  dc mayoral candidates, dc mayors race, fenty campaign

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 08/25/2010

Elections board to decide on unaffiliated voters today

Togo West, chairman of the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, announced during a special meeting this morning that the body will make a decision today on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's petition to allow unaffiliated voters to register as Democrats same day under new elections laws. On Aug. 12, the...

By Nikita Stewart  |  09:30 AM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election | Tags:  dc mayors race, fenty campaign

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Gray unveils first TV ad

D.C. Council chairman Vincent C. Gray will unveil the first ad of his mayor campaign Wednesday. The ad attacks Fenty regarding his ties to fraternity brothers Sinclair Skinner and Omar Karim, as well as Peaceoholics founder Ronald Moten. The ad will air on cable, but not network television....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  11:00 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Things get heated between Fenty and Gray supporters

With the Sept. 14 Democratic primary three weeks away, things are getting a bit heated on the streets as supporters for Vincent C. Gray and incumbent Adrian M. Fenty (D) clash outside forums, debates and straw polls. The rough-and-tumble politics were on display over the weekend when, Gray said, Peaceoholics...

By Tim Craig  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Barry says Fenty would 'love to get' his support

Marion Barry would like the world to know that he is very much in demand, the Post's Mike DeBonis reports. DeBonis writes that Barry buttonholed him at the Ward 5 straw poll Monday night to talk about how "emissaries" for Fenty had courted his support. "They had at least a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:58 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Council committee already knocked down idea of unaffiliated voters

The D.C. Council Committee on Government Operations and the Environment knocked down amendments that would have allowed unaffiliated voters to register with a party and vote in the Sept. 14 election at the last minute.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  01:54 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Gray cancels unveiling of public-safety plan

D.C. Council chairman and mayoral hopeful Vincent C. Gray has canceled his announced plans to release a public-safety plan Tuesday afternoon. Gray, who is challenging Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary, was scheduled to hold a press conference and release the proposal at the Boys &...

By Tim Craig  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/24/2010

Gray attacks Fenty on Sinclair Skinner contract

(Click to see a larger version) Updated at 12:25 p.m. with response from Fenty D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray has sent out his toughest campaign mailer to date in his bid to unseat Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary, taking aim at Fenty friend...

By Tim Craig  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 08/24/2010

Elections board to hear Fenty request for unaffiliated voters

UPDATED: 9:53 a.m. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics will hold a special meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to hear a request from the campaign of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary. Marc Elias, an attorney for the...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  09:15 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, Vincent C. Gray

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 08/23/2010

Fenty campaign trying to include unaffiliated voters in primary

The campaign for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is trying to get the Board of Elections and Ethics to reverse a recent decision and allow "no party" voters to cast ballots in the Democratic primary.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  05:07 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, Democratic primary, Vincent C. Gray, no party

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 08/23/2010

Who do you endorse?

(Cross-posted from the All Opinions Are Local blog) The Post's editorial board has had its say in the Democratic primary for D.C. mayor. Now it's your turn. Make the case for your candidate in 200 words or fewer, and e-mail it to letters@washpost.com with "My Endorsement" in the subject line....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  03:56 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/23/2010

GOP Candidate Set to Endorse Fenty

Dave Hedgepeth, the Republican candidate for council in Ward 3, will announce tomorrow that he's endorsing Democrat Adrian M. Fenty in the mayor's race.

By Tim Craig  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2010

Heated mayoral politics in Ward 8

For those who can't get enough of the almost-daily drama surrounding Peaceoholics co-founder Ronald Moten and his support for incumbent Adrian M. Fenty in the mayor's race, enter Moten's father, Ronald Starks El. At Saturday's Ward 8 Democratic Committee endorsement vote, Starks El was roaming around the room snapping pictures...

By Tim Craig  |  11:16 AM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 08/22/2010

Talib Karim breaks from Fenty

Talib I. Karim, chairman of the Muslim Democratic Caucus of D.C., is speaking out about why he's supporting Vincent C. Gray in the mayor's race, even though his brother, Omar Karim, is one of the mayor's closest friends.

By tim craig  |  05:18 PM ET, 08/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 08/22/2010

To Mendelson, 'a picture tells a thousand words'

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) is stepping up his efforts to tell voters that one of his opponents, Michael D. Brown, is not the same person as Michael A. Brown, a member of the council.

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:45 PM ET, 08/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 08/21/2010

Gray picks up Ward 8 Democrats' endorsement

The Ward 8 Democratic Committee voted overwhelmingly Saturday to endorse Vincent C. Gray over incumbent Adrian M. Fenty in the mayor's race. To win an endorsement, a candidate needed 59 percent of the vote. When the ballots were counted, Gray received about 80 percent: 244 votes compared with 59 for...

By Tim Craig  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election | Tags:  adrian fenty, d.c. mayor, marion barry, vince gray, ward 8, ward 8 democratic committee, ward 8 democrats

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/21/2010

Gray gets nods from Caribbean PAC, Muslim Democrats

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, chief challenger to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in the Sept. 14 Democratic Party primary, continued to pick up endorsements Friday. The Caribbean-American Political Action Committee announced its backing and, hours later, the Muslim Democratic Caucus of D.C. announced its support during a candidates forum at...

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election | Tags:  adrian fenty, caribbean american pac, d.c. mayor, muslim democratic caucus, talib karim, vincent gray

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 08/20/2010

Socialists field candidate for mayor, but some back Gray

The D.C Republican Party may not be fielding a candidate for mayor in the November general election, but that doesn't mean the winner of the September Democratic primary won't face competition.

By Tim Craig  |  03:08 PM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/20/2010

FOP endorses Brown for council chair

The Fraternal Order of Police announced Friday that it is supporting Kwame Brown over Vincent Orange in the race for chairman of the D.C. Council.

By Tim Craig  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/20/2010

Fenty vetoes legislation allowing UDC board to operate without quorum

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has blocked legislation allowing the University of the District of Columbia's board of trustees to operate with a reduced quorum, setting up a direct challenge with his chief rival in the mayor's race, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. Fenty (D) and Gray are squabbling over...

By Tim Craig  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/19/2010

Labor union says it has a 'problem with our boss'

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty released a campaign TV ad this week acknowledging he has mistakes and promising to do better. Now the American Federation of Government Employees has released its own ad -- a 60-second radio spot condemning "boss" Fenty. "We have a problem with our boss. He disrespects us....

By Nikita R Stewart  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  AFGE, Mayor Adrian Fenty, Vincent C. Gray, apology, primary

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Fenty and Gray face off in radio debate

Hours after Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's campaign unveiled a new television ad where he promises to listen and do better, his calm was ruffled in a debate against chief opponent Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi show. "You cut me off," Fenty told guest commentator Tom Sherwood...

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Tickets, tickets to watch Fenty and Gray

Get your ticket today to watch the two major candidates for D.C. mayor -- Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray -- meet in a televised debate at the Newseum in the final days before the Sept. 14 Democratic primary.

By Ann Marimow  |  10:37 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Poll finds Gray holds slim lead over Fenty

The D.C. mayoral race is a near dead heat as candidates begin their final month of campaigning, according to a new independent poll, the Post's Mike DeBonis reports. Vincent Gray holds a slim lead over incumbent Adrian Fenty, 39 percent to 36 percent, Clarus Research Group determined in a live...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election | Tags:  d.c mayors race

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/17/2010

Confusion over possible Peaceoholics contract

There was confusion across D.C. government Tuesday over published reports that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration is poised to award a $400,000 non-bid contract to Peaceoholics, a nonprofit organization that was co-founded by one of the mayor's friends and biggest supporters. In recent days, both the City Paper and Washington...

By Tim Craig  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/17/2010

NYC Mayor Bloomberg endorses Fenty

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg endorsed Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) in his reelection Tuesday, saying the District is "more accountable, more transparent, more effective" under the young mayor. Bloomberg, who has had a major influence on Fenty over the past four years, appeared to base a brief endorsement...

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Fenty blocks vote-buying bill

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has blocked a council bill that would have made it a crime to pay people to vote, according to council staffers. Last month, the council overwhelmingly approved a bill by council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) that would have enshrined in the local...

By Tim Craig  |  04:00 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Bloomberg to endorse Fenty Tuesday

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled Tuesday to endorse Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in his reelection bid at a news conference at Carmine's, one of the newest restaurants to hit the District. Bloomberg, a Democrat turned Republican turned independent, has been a major influence on Fenty and his...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  02:14 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Adrian M. Fenty, Michael Bloomberg, election, primary

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 08/13/2010

Monday is last day to change party affiliation

The District's new same-day voter registration law comes with a catch. Current registered voters can't change parties to vote in an election. In other words, if you're already a Republican, you can't register to vote as a Democrat at the last-minute. Monday is the last day to change party affiliation...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  04:08 PM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 08/13/2010

Drinks, bars and go-go in the D.C. campaign

It will be a day of partying Saturday on the D.C. campaign trail. D.C. Council member Kwame Brown (D-At large), a candidate for council chairman, plans to hit 10 gay bars in six hours Saturday night in a bar crawl sponsored by the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. Brown, who participated...

By Tim Craig and Nikita Stewart  |  03:36 PM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 08/11/2010

Fenty debuts negative ads targeting Gray's DHS record

Mayor Adrian Fenty's re-election campaign is debuting a pair of television ads taking direct aim at challenger Vincent Gray, the Post's Mike DeBonis reports. Both ads begin with a Gray quote taken from a July 15 WPFW-FM radio debate: "I put my record up against his on any day." What...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:13 PM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 08/11/2010

GOP candidate goes after 'divas' vote

It's not everyday that a Republican candidate for office surrounds himself with a group of scantily-clad drag queens to try to raise money for his campaign. But, hey, this is the left-leaning District. And Marc Morgan say's he proud to court the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community....

By Tim Craig  |  01:36 PM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Brown outpaces Orange in fundraising for final primary stretch

In the Democratic contest to lead the D.C. Council, at-large council member Kwame Brown collected more than four times as much money in the last two months as former council member Vincent Orange. Brown raised nearly $257,000, and has $181,000 in the bank for the final month before the Sept....

By Ann E. Marimow  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 07:04 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Fenty spends more than $1.8 million in two months to fend off Gray

By Nikita Stewart Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, finding himself in a contentious race with Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, spent more than $1.8 million - mostly in television advertising - in June and July. The rapid spending after months of sitting on millions of dollars leaves Fenty with $1.9 million...

By by Nikita Stewart  |  07:04 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 10:07 PM ET, 08/10/2010

Gray alleges dirty tricks

With the District mayoral race still more than a month away, the dirty tricks and last-minute games that often cloud political campaigns may be getting underway a bit early this year. D.C. Council chairman Vincent C. Gray, who is challenging Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), issued a statement Tuesday night...

By Erica Johnston  |  10:07 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/10/2010

D.C. Republicans target Gray

D.C. Republicans may not be fielding a candidate for mayor this year, but it's becoming increasingly clear they are aligning with incumbent Adrian M. Fenty (D) over Vincent C. Gray in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary. The D.C. Republican Committee filed a complaint today with the Office of Campaign Finance...

By Tim Craig  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/10/2010

FOP sues Fenty administration over FOIA request

The D.C Fraternal Order of Police, which is backing Vincent C. Gray in the mayor's race, filed suit Tuesday against Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration for its alleged failure to respond to an information request about how the city police department works with Peaceoholics. In the suit, filed in D.C....

By Tim Craig  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/10/2010

Candidates scramble for checks in advance of midnight deadline

Candidates for mayor and City Council were racing to collect and count campaign checks Tuesday in anticipation of the critical midnight deadline for filing August finance reports. The numbers will reveal how much money Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray have banked for their final sprint...

By Ann Marimow  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 08/05/2010

Fenty and Gray brawl at Ward 4 forum

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray were drawn into personal exchanges at Wednesday night's Ward 4 Democratic Committee mayoral forum, setting the stage for a nasty conclusion to this year's race. During the rowdy event, Fenty opened up a new line of attack against Gray, accusing...

By Tim Craig  |  02:39 PM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/05/2010

Fenty says he is 'disappointed' by showing in home turf

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty appeared in good spirits the morning after his defeat in the Ward 4 Democrats straw poll as he cut the ribbon on a new Joe Cole Community Center in the Trinidad neighborhood. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray beat Fenty in the poll, 581 to 401. With...

By Ann Marimow  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 08/05/2010

Fenty-Gray race wasn't the only draw in Ward 4 straw poll

The heated mayoral race between incumbent Adrian M. Fenty and chief rival Vincent C. Gray wasn't the only contest that drew nearly 1,000 Ward 4 residents to a straw poll Wednesday night. The event at St. George Ballroom and Conference Center drew so many people that police were called in...

By Tim Craig  |  10:38 AM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:05 AM ET, 08/05/2010

Gray wins straw poll on Fenty turf

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray beat Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in a Ward 4 Democrats straw poll, 581 to 401 -- an embarrassing loss for the mayor in his home base.

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:05 AM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 08/03/2010

Vince Gray launches his first radio ad

D.C. Council Chairman and mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray (D) launched the first radio ad of his campaign Tuesday, telling voters he would unite the city by focusing on job creation. In the 60-second spot called "One City," a female narrator says Gray is the "only" candidate with a plan...

By Tim Craig  |  08:50 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 07/30/2010

Post editorial board endorses Fenty for mayor

In one of its earliest decisions in a local election, The Washington Post's editorial board (an entity separate from the newsroom) endorsed the re-election of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in his race against Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. It represents one of Fenty's first major endorsements of the campaign; Gray...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  01:18 PM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/29/2010

Fenty campaign challenges independent Gray fundraising

On his blog, Mike DeBonis writes that the Fenty campaign has asked the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance to investigate "Friends of Vince Gray" for possible fundraising violations. The independent fundraising committee, according to founder Clinton LeSueur, stands to significantly aid Gray's effort to unseat Mayor Adrian Fenty (D).

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 07/28/2010

Wild night of politics in Ward 6

After a wild night of politicking and fighting, Vincent C. Gray scored a decisive victory Tuesday night over Adrian M, Fenty in the Ward 6 Democratic Committee mayoral straw poll. But Gray, who managed to out-organize Fenty in an area of the city where Fenty lawn signs are plentiful, fell...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:13 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/27/2010

Candidates vow to fight high-interest lending

The major candidates for mayor and D.C. Council chairman promised Monday night that they would push to remove city money from any bank that charges more than 10 percent interest on consumer loans.

By Tim Craig  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 07/26/2010

Gray picks up another endorsement

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, chief challenger to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's bid for reelection, has picked up another endorsement with an announcement from the political action committee of the Washington, D.C. Association of REALTORS.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  03:19 PM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/22/2010

Law enforcement lodge endorses Gray

It's official. D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray can now claim the city's law enforcement community is solidly behind him in his race for mayor against incumbent Adrian M. Fenty (D). Marcello Muzzattim president of the District of Columbia Lodge of the Fraternal of the Police, said Thursday that the...

By Tim Craig  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/22/2010

Fenty and Gray stick to issues; opponents attack

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his main opponent in the Democratic primary, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, changed course Wednesday night and did not attack each other's records or ethics at a forum in the Takoma Park neighborhood sponsored by five neighborhood groups.

By Nikita Stewart  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 07/22/2010

Fenty prevails in Ward 2 straw poll, but will it be enough on Election Day?

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty cruised to an easy victory in Wednesday night's Ward 2 Democratic straw poll, marking the first time in the campaign that the mayor has prevailed over Vincent C. Gray in local ward Democratic committee balloting. According to officials with the D.C. Democratic Committee, Fenty drew 97...

By Tim Craig  |  10:55 AM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Orange fundraiser resigns, citing 'negative tenor' of campaign

Former Council member Vincent Orange has lost one of his chief fundraisers in his campaign to lead the D.C. Council. The resignation of finance chairman George Lowe, who cited the "negative tenor of this campaign," is the second departure by a top Orange aide.

By Ann Marimow  |  04:44 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 07/21/2010

Fenty gets warm reception in Columbia Heights

Mayor Adrian A. Fenty joined Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) in Columbia Heights for the second time in as many days to mark the beginning of a $700,000 facade improvement project for 13 businesses in the the 1400 block of Park Road. The area is surrounded by Target,...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/21/2010

Fenty could directly appoint election board members

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) could unilaterally appoint two new members to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics - effectively giving his appointees control of the three-member board charged with overseeing the Sept. 14 Democratic primary - if he and the council are unable to agree on consensus candidates, according to City Administrator Neil O. Albert.

By Tim Craig  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 07/21/2010

Mayoral candidates busy tonight with Ward 2 straw poll, Ward 4 forum

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his chief Democratic challenger, Vincent C. Gray, will face off in two events Wednesday night in wards 2 and 4. Polls show that Fenty leads Gray, the current council chairman, in Ward 2, where they will compete in a straw poll. Meanwhile, Gray has been...

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:08 AM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election, 2010 District Election

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Resignation of Board of Elections member jeopardizes primary

Unless the D.C. Council and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty act fast, there might not be a Board of Elections to oversee the Sept. 14 Democratic primary. Errol R. Arthur, chairman of the elections board, announced Monday he is resigning effective Aug. 2, to take another job, according to council sources....

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Williams supports Fenty and Graham

Former Mayor Anthony A. Williams joined Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Council member Jim Graham Tuesday morning in Columbia Heights for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in honor of all three of them and the nonprofit that helped make DCUSA possible. But the event in the lobby of the...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  12:14 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/15/2010

Fenty, Gray duke it out on air

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his main opponent in the mayoral race, Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, were going at it Thursday on a special election edition of the "Politics Hour with Jonetta Rose Barras" on WPFW. The Washington Post's Mike DeBonis is a guest panelist.

By Nikita Stewart  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 07/14/2010

Moten urges Fenty to veto vote-buying bill

A key ally of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is calling on the mayor to veto a D.C. Council bill approved Tuesday that would make it a local crime to pay someone to vote.

By Tim Craig  |  04:42 PM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 07/14/2010

Police union undecided on mayor's race

It turns out that the 100 or so police officers who work for Protective Services are still undecided in the D.C. mayoral election between Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray and incumbent Adrian M. Fenty.

By Tim Craig  |  11:47 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 07/13/2010

UPDATED: Jail, public building guards endorse Gray for D.C. mayor

Update, 11:59 a.m.: Michael Wilhelm, secretary of the FOP Protective Services labor committee, said on Wednesday that Tuesday's news release stating his organization's support for Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the mayor's race was premature. Wilhelm said that the Protective Services executive board has not yet voted on which...

By Tim Craig  |  04:49 PM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/12/2010

Orange issues 'Orange Plan' for leading council

Former council member Vincent Orange issued his manifesto Monday for leading the council. Dubbed the "Orange Plan," the 12-page document is less of a plan than a vision for the city and a recitation of his résumé and accomplishments during two terms on the council.

By Ann Marimow  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 07/09/2010

DeBonis: Fenty donors put their mouths where their money is in first TV ads

(Cross-posted from DeBonis.) On Friday, Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) is debuting TV commercials touting his commitment to affordable housing, small business and neighborhood development. Fenty himself appears in none of the ads, leaving unidentified District residents to talk up Fenty's record. But these aren't exactly man-on-the-street testimonials: Two of the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  04:34 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 07/09/2010

Sobin drops out of mayor's race, backs Gray

The D.C mayoral race now has one less candidate, and Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) has one more supporter. The eccentric Dennis Sobin, director of the Safe Arts Foundation, announced Friday that he's withdrawing from the race and supporting Gray.

By Tim Craig  |  11:17 AM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 07/08/2010

Brown acknowledges credit card debt of at least $50,000

D.C. Council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large), who wants to take over the council's top job and control the District's purse strings, acknowledged Thursday that he has maxed out three credit cards for a total of almost $50,000.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  05:26 PM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 07/08/2010

Gay rights activist and former Fenty adviser goes with Gray

After having helped the campaign behind the scenes for weeks, Peter Rosenstein announced Thursday that he's officially endorsing D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the D.C. mayor's race.

By Tim Craig  |  12:31 PM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/07/2010

Brown gets Chamber of Commerce endorsement in chairman's race

In the race to replace Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large) picked up another endorsement this week from the local business community. The D.C. Chamber gave its blessing to Brown's candidacy after interviews with Brown and former Ward 5 council member Vincent Orange. "Both candidates...

By Ann Marimow  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 07/06/2010

Graham reports big lead in Ward 1; Fenty holds narrow advantage over Gray

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) appears to be cruising to an easy reelection over his two rivals for the Democratic nomination, according to an internal poll conducted by his campaign from July 28 to July 1.

By Tim Craig  |  11:40 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/30/2010

Leo Alexander may not have much money, but he's got Phyllis Schlafly

Supporters of mayoral candidate Leo Alexander have been badgering journalists about why their candidate isn't receiving more ink and airtime compared to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. Although it can be maddening for candidates, reporters and media outlets often focus on candidates who are...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:19 PM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 06/30/2010

Rhee praises mayor, says she doesn't see the same dedication from Gray

In an interview that aired Wednesday on WAMU 88.5 with senior reporter Kavitha Cardoza, D.C. Shools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee again downplayed her role in the election between Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and chief rival Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. But when pressed about whether she would stay or go...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:57 PM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/29/2010

Fenty repudiates rumors of domestic trouble

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty appeared on WPGC-95.5 Tuesday morning. Though host Big Tigger engaged him on recreation centers and schools, he also asked the mayor to address rumors of infidelity, domestic abuse and a potential divorce.

By Nikita Stewart  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/29/2010

Orange adviser resigns over personal ties to rival Brown

Six weeks into his candidacy for council chairman, Vincent Orange has lost one of his top aides in a very public, personal departure. Linda Greene, a former chief of staff to council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), signed on as Orange's spokeswoman last month. She stood with the candidate and...

By Ann Marimow  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/29/2010

Renters advocacy group endorses Gray

The D.C. Tenants Advocacy Coalition, an organization that represents renters, has endorsed D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray over incumbent Adrian M. Fenty in the mayor's race. TENAC's board of directors said in a statement they were supporting Gray because of his support for rent control, affordable housing and tenants'...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 06/28/2010

Churches told they have a friend in Fenty on parking woes

The debate before a coalition of Baptist ministers Monday afternoon was designed to air differences between the candidates for the D.C. Council chairman's post -- council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large) and former council member Vincent Orange. The discussion before the Missionary Baptist Ministers' Conference of D.C. quickly turned heated,...

By Ann Marimow  |  05:32 PM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 06/27/2010

Fenty event requires voter registration

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) is throwing a go-go bash on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast. The price of admission is a voter registration form. No one under 18 is allowed without a parent. And a team of security clad in black is checking bags. After registering, guests...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:14 PM ET, 06/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/26/2010

Mayoral rivals at D.C. Caribbean parade

The D.C. Caribbean Carnival kicked off Saturday with an hours-long parade, and politicians were right up front. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) warmed up the crowd with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) following behind her. Fenty had a major contingency and a traditional Caribbean Carnival float, complete with attractive...

By Nikita Stewart  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Candidates' battle for go-go fans continues

The fight for the hearts of go-go fans continues this weekend when three go-go bands throw a kickoff for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) in Southeast Washington on Sunday.

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:11 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Latino Caucus backs Weaver over Graham in Ward 1 race

The D.C. Latino Caucus voted Thursday night to endorse challenger Brian Weaver over incumbent Jim Graham (D) in the D.C. Council race in Ward 1.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:37 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Albert aide is new Fenty flack

Mike DeBonis reports that Sean Madigan, a top aide to City Administrator Neil Albert, has joined the list of Fenty administration workers who have moved over to work on his reelection campaign.

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:31 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 06/24/2010

Nickles open to four more years with Fenty

Attorney General Peter Nickles took to the airwaves on Mayor Adrian Fenty's behalf Thursday, talking politics, policy and his future with radio host Jonetta Rose-Barras. In a DC Politics interview on WPFW 89.3 FM, Rose-Barras told the city's top lawyer that there are some residents who will not vote to...

By Ann Marimow  |  05:31 PM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 06/24/2010

Lesser-known mayoral candidates bait Gray at forum

At the Alpha Kappa Alpha candidates' forum Wednesday night at Howard University, there were some fireworks between the candidates running for mayor in the Democratic primary. But most of the bickering wasn't between Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his chief rival, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent. C. Gray. In a risky...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:55 PM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, 2010 District Election | Tags:  Fenty, Gray, dc mayoral candidates, dc mayors race

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Gray campaign 'tabled' at Lafayette

Principals at D.C. public schools are being reminded of the school system's rules regarding campaign activities on school grounds after an incident at Lafayette Elementary School, Bill Turque reports on D.C. Schools Insider. Sources tell Turque that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was "beside himself" when he saw a Vincent Gray...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:37 PM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/23/2010

Some Ward 8 Dems want FBI to oversee mayoral election

Some Democrats in Ward 8 are trying to get the FBI to oversee the D.C. mayoral election because they fear Adrian M. Fenty (D) and his ally, Ron Moten, will pay people to vote in the September primary. Sandra Seegars said the concern stems from last month's Ward 8 Democratic...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 06/22/2010

D.C. launches test of open-source online voting

According to Rob Pegoraro at the Faster Forward blog, the District "will let overseas voters cast ballots online using open-source, standards-based software, not the closed, proprietary mechanisms that have dominated electronic voting throughout its troubled history in the United States."

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:14 PM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2010 District Election