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Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Marion Barry wins primary: ‘Twitter got a little wild last night.’


Incumbent D.C. Council member Marion Barry (L), Charles Betton and Edna Mae Blue wait in line to vote in the primary at MLK Elementary in the District’s Ward 8. (Linda Davidson - THE WASHINGTON POST)
After handily winning a Democratic primary for his D.C. Council seat, former mayor Marion Barry danced, cheered and chanted. He also tweeted as enthusiastically as a teenager.

While Barry has been painted as an increasingly lonely politician, he still walked away with 73 percent of the vote in Ward 8, the city’s poorest. On the campaign trail, Barry pointed said he was getting money to rebuild schools and recreation centers, and had overseen the renovation of thousands of housing units, according to The Post’s Tim Craig and Mike DeBonis.

Barry, 76, took the time to thank supporters — and even retweet some detracters — well past midnight Wednesday. Some of the best tweets are after the jump:

Not everyone was happy about the win.

By  |  10:03 AM ET, 04/04/2012

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