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D.C. Wire: March 7, 2010 - March 13, 2010

Carlos Allen for mayor? Only on Facebook so far

Is the third White House gate-crasher headed for the Wilson Building now? Is he mounting a challenge to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty? Those fliers -- Carlos Allen's face, now familiar from those "Larry King" and "Good Morning America" appearances, photoshopped in front of the Capitol with the slogan "Carlos Allen...

By Amy Argetsinger  |  March 12, 2010; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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Republican DeMartino plans run against Wells in D.C. council race

In the first of several expected announcements from Republicans hoping to break the Democratic Party's grip on the D.C. Council, Jim DeMartino says he will file Friday afternoon to challenge Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) in the November election. A lawyer and former Marine Corps officer, De Martino is...

By Tim Craig  |  March 12, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  GOP , D.C. Council , Tim Craig  
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Business leader praises Fenty's record, not his approach

The leader of the largest regional business organization had high praise today for Mayor Adrian Fenty (D), though he stopped short of endorsing the mayor for a second term. Jim Dinegar, president of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, was careful to say that he often does not approve of...

By Ann Marimow  |  March 11, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow , Mayor Fenty  
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Avoiding dispute repeat, Fenty delivers Nationals tickets to council -- early

There will not be a repeat of Ticketgate this spring. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration delivered to D.C. Council members their baseball tickets to Nationals' Park Thursday morning - nearly a month before the team's first exhibition game on April 3. In the past two seasons, spring was marked by...

By Nikita Stewart  |  March 11, 2010; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Fenty gets some paper from hip-hop producer

Hip-hop producer Irv Gotti contributed $1,000 to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's reelection campaign, according to the mayor's latest campaign finance report filed Wednesday. Gotti is listed in the report as Irving Lorenzo, a music producer at IG Records at a Manhattan address. He was a last-minute contributor, paying by credit...

By Nikita Stewart  |  March 11, 2010; 3:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  | Tags: Ashanti, Fenty, Irv Gotti, Jay-Z, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Murder Inc., hip-hop, reelection campaign  
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Update: Fenty signs St. Patrick's Day cigar bill in time for celebration

There will be cigars on Saint Patrick's Day. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has signed legislation allowing a one-time exemption to the District's smoke-free laws for an annual March 17 gathering of Washington's government and business elite. The mayor's spokesperson Mafara Hobson was not immediately available for comment. Time was of...

By Ann Marimow  |  March 10, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ann E. Marimow , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty  
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City hosts first gay weddings

As soon as the first two couples picked up their licenses Tuesday morning from D.C. Superior Court, they ran out of the marriage bureau and headed off to become the first to marry under a new District law legalizing same-sex marriages. Dressed in matching black tuxedos, Jeremy Moon, 31, and...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  March 9, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  same-sex marriage  
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