D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray spent about two hours hunting for votes Sunday afternoon at Eastern Market in Capitol Hill.
Gray walked through the market, stopping every few feet to answer questions from residents about his policies or their concerns.
A few times, Gray got drawn into ten-minute plus conversations with potential voters. Gray's go-slow approach to canvassing is much different than Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's style when he hits the street.
The mayor often tries to keep small talk to a minimum, preferring instead to reach out to as many voters as possible.
Though the neighborhood around the market is expected to be a Fenty stronghold in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary, Gray was generally well received.
D.C. Wire was surprised at how many people - including plenty of twenty-something's - recognized Gray. "That's Vince Gray," many were overheard saying.
And as Gray soars in the polls, it seems like more and more people are requesting to have their photographs taken with him.