Candidates made final preparations and did some down-to-the-wire stumping on the day before the Democratic primary. Rousing core supporters could make the difference in a race widely expected to draw low voter turnout. Not since 1990 have the two frontrunners, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) been so close leading up to the election.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) shook hands with William Bell, 61, and other potential voters in the parking lot outside the Giant store near the Rhode Island Metro Station. Gray hopes to win the Democratic primary for mayor. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post Buy Photo