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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 Fenty holding on to the tickets, a rite that irked council members and did nothing to help relations between them and the mayor.

Here is the letter from City Administrator Neil O. Albert.

-- Nikita Stewart

By Nikita Stewart  |  March 11, 2010; 10:39 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  
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Duh....It is an election year.

What are those tickets worth anyway? Could they even GIVE them away?

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | March 11, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

And i'm STILL not voting for his #$^@#^@#$^&#$%&$&#$&

Posted by: missboo | March 11, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Too little, too late. He lost my vote a long time ago!

Posted by: UrbanDweller | March 11, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Why do politicians get free tickets anyway? Isn't that unethical, no matter which politician gets them? I have to pay for my tickets.

Posted by: 123cartoon | March 11, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Isn't that generous of him. Wow! That won't change a thing. I'm thinking about the people who lost their jobs and can't afford to go or take their families to see a baseball game. This is the same stadium their tax dollars supported. That makes him giving the tickets to the council even more meaningless.

Posted by: candycane1 | March 11, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

It' too late, baby. My vote will go for anybody, but Fake-Fenty.

Posted by: fivetogo | March 11, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

What difference will it make?

Posted by: Xena8 | March 15, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

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