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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. 14 primary.

Orange's fundraising pace slowed considerably from the last reporting period in June, with the former two-term Ward 5 council member raising $58,000. He has $64,300 on hand, according to the Aug. 10 filing.

Brown's haul suggests that his fundraising was not hampered by reports last month of his personal financial troubles.

"I'm thankful that we've been able to build a base of supporters who are excited about moving the city forward by working together," Brown said in a statement Wednesday. "Our positive campaign that focuses on the issues that matter most continues to resonate."

Brown continues to pick up endorsements from most of the major local political organizations, including the Sierra Club, the political action committee of the Hotel Association of Washington and a long list of labor unions. He also has the backing of 11 of his dozen council colleagues.

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