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Battle lines forming over wards 4 and 7

Washington Post editors

Are wards 4 and 7, the respective homes of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, shaping up to be the battlegrounds for the September primary?

Fenty, who has been spotted door-knocking in Ward 7 the past few months, is making plans to deliver his state of the District address Friday morning in Deanwood, according to the buzz among community leaders.

That's Gray territory.

Gray, who has lived in Hillcrest for years, rose from heading Ward 7 Democrats to the Ward 7 council seat in 2004 by toppling Kevin Chavous, Fenty's former boss. He then ran and won for chairman in 2006 at the urging of Ward 7 activists.

On Saturday, Fenty will officially open his campaign headquarters in Ward 4, where he lives and served as council member for six years before he became mayor in 2007.

Losing Ward 4, where he built his reputation for constituent services, would be devastating.

-- Nikita Stewart

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By Washington Post editors  |  April 6, 2010; 10:14 AM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  | Tags: Adrian Fenty, Government, Kwame R. Brown, Mayor, Politics, Washington DC  
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"Fenty, who has been spotted door-knocking in Ward 7"...what time of day was was he seen knocking on doors?

Posted by: thelildiva4u | April 6, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Yes believe it or not, Fenty was in our neighorbooh shaking hands!! I have not seen Fenty in 4 yours and I voted for the as.ho....le okay...not this year. Born and raised in DC, going to keep saving my money and expect to look up at any time and see not I Black Face!!!

Posted by: shadon1 | April 6, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Gray can come to Ward 4 and be pleasantly surprised. Evan Fenty knows his home ward is not as tight as he would have you believe.

Posted by: candycane1 | April 6, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

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