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A Challenger For Fenty?

summermeals 001.jpgMayor Adrian M. Fenty talks to children at Fort Davis Recreation Center to kick off the Free Summer Meals Program

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty wooed about three dozen children this morning at a kickoff of the Free Summer Meals Program at Fort Davis Recreation Center.

Fenty (D) shook hands with the mascot - "Power Panther" from the US Department of Agriculture. And like any good mayor, he asked the children a few questions to engage them.

"What's your favorite thing you want to do this summer?" he asked.

The responses varied: "Play basketball," "Go swimming," and "Go on vacation."

But one answer made Fenty pause.

"I want to be mayor," said Demetrius Harris, 8.

Fenty laughed.

The Houston Elementary School student said in an interview that he had one good reason to run for office: "So I can get a job."

By Nikita R Stewart  |  June 16, 2009; 1:56 PM ET
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Hat's off to The Wire for sparing Mr. Harris the harsh treatment meted out Mayoral candidate Brown last week.

Posted by: IHeartDC | June 16, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Harris should be commended. He's already proven that he's got plenty of common sense and the fact that he said I want to run for office so I can get a job makes him quite transparent. He already has the qualities that the present administration lacks. Good job young man!

Posted by: candycane1 | June 16, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Harris has a better understanding of the current mayor's firings than most! If you are mayor, you have occupational immunity. Is it just me or do those orange T-shirts remind me of Department of Corrections' gear?

Posted by: qrobinso | June 17, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

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