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.
I SINCERELY thank Ward8.BUT we have got to work hard and together to realize OUR full potential!— Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) April 4, 2012
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.
Marion Barry? Seriously?— mzanthropy (@mzanthropy) April 4, 2012
If you live in the 8th Ward and keep voting for Marion Barry you should look at your life decisions more carefully— Dustin Scott (@Dustin_Supreme) April 4, 2012