Albright to appear at Ray fundraiser for D.C. council campaign
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will appear next month at a fundraiser for at-large council candidate Clark Ray.
Ray, a Democrat who was raised in Arkansas and worked on campaigns for President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, has been tapping high-powered friends to help him get a seat on the council. He is challenging incumbent Council member Phil Mendelson in the Sept. 14 Democratic primary.
Albright will be a special guest of the May 24 event at James D'Orta's Harriman Mansion, also the site of Ray's first fundraiser that featured Tipper Gore as a special guest.
D'Orta, a physician and Democratic fundraiser, will be joined by a long list of Ray supporters.
Ray was in charge of the Department of Parks and Recreation before Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) fired him last year. At the time, the mayor said he wanted the parks deparment to focus on afterschool activities and other programs.
-- Nikita Stewart
April 27, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
Categories: 2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Nikita Stewart | Tags: Madeleine Albright, Phil Mendelson
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