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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

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By 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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Go Ray - I see you gunning for the votes on the west side.

Posted by: stopplayingwithus | April 27, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Go Ray, I see you gunning for votes on the west side of town!

Posted by: stopplayingwithus | April 27, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Doe Albright vote or even live in the District? It would be really stupid to oust one of the sanest and certainly most honest and honorable Councilmemebers for Clark Ray. Other then being Fenty's butt boy what qualifies Ray? He is like the gay chia pet candidate.

James Orta's Harriman Mansion, what kind of pretentiouus bs is that? "Lets all stop by the James Orta Harriman Mansion for a bump before we head off to Moodonna!"

Posted by: SoCali | April 27, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse


1. Yes, Secretary Albright has lived in Georgetown for DECADES. Know much about DC?

2. Been a homophobe long?

Posted by: mikecapitolhill | April 27, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Well I'd just like to thank Ms. Albright and Mr. D'Orta for all of the things they have done here in the District. Like the time they stood to fight, ok, or that one time they testified in favor of our.....wait, I'm blanking. But I know there must be something.

Posted by: DistrictIndependent | April 28, 2010 7:16 AM | Report abuse

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