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D.C. Wire: May 30, 2010 - June 5, 2010

DeBonis: Will Marion Barry get his committee back?

Cross-posted from Debonis, the blog of the newest member of The Post's local politics team. Follow him on Twitter. This morning, my cubiclemate, Ann Marimow, reported on allegations that Kwame Brown, running for chairman of the D.C. Council, secured an endorsement from Ward 8 council member Marion Barry in return...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | June 4, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Marion Barry, Mike DeBonis  
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Video: Signs of the times in the D.C. mayoral race

Post reporter Hamil R. Harris interviews the candidates about the significance of yard signs and talks with one woman who's displaying both Fenty and Gray signs. Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | June 4, 2010; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Hamil R. Harris, Mayor Fenty, Vincent C. Gray  
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In Ward 3, the Gray-Cheh ticket (not exactly)

Over the past week, Gray volunteers have been near the Van Ness Metro station handing out campaign materials for both the chairman and Cheh. And if you see someone putting up a Gray yard sign in Ward 3, it's a safe bet they are also putting up Cheh signs nearby.

By Tim Craig  | June 4, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, Vincent Gray, dc mayors race, mary cheh  
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Fenty assails Gray; warns future of city at risk

A feisty Adrian M. Fenty sparred with two of his opponents for the Democratic nomination for mayor Thursday night, delivering repeated criticism of Vincent C. Gray's record while stressing the city cannot afford to return to days in which Gray was part of the city's management team in the 1990s....

By Washington Post Editors  | June 4, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Tim Craig  | Tags:  dc mayors race  
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Accusations of horsetrading in chairman's race center on Barry

It didn't take long for the mud to fly in the council chairman's race . In this case, like so many in the District, the controversy centers on council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8). Former council member Vincent Orange this week accused his rival, council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large),...

By Ann Marimow  | June 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Ann E. Marimow, D.C. Council  
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Sulaimon Brown first to collect needed signatures for mayor's race, he says

Sulaimon Brown said Thursday that he's the first mayoral candidate to collect the 2,000 signatures needed to secure a spot on the ballot in the September Democratic primary. Brown, who plans to file his petition with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics next week, said this demonstrates that he's...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 3, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 District Election, D.C. Council, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Fact or fiction?

Campaigning is in full swing and candidates are making lots of claims about their accomplishments. D.C. Wire will try to wade through the statements to give our readers the facts.

By Washington Post Editors  | June 3, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Affordable Housing, Mayor Fenty, Nikita Stewart, Tim Craig  | Tags:  2010 election, Fenty, affordable housing  
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Mayor candidates differ on need for an elected A.G.

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) said Wednesday night that he has concerns about creating an elected attorney general position because, he said, it would force the city to hire two sets of attorneys - one for the mayor and the government and another for the public-- at a significant cost...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 3, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Fenty, Gray spar at forum

If Wednesday night's D.C. for Democracy candidates forum had been televised, viewers would have seen Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) looking annoyed, distracted and uneasy. The mayor had a vexed look on his face during much of the forum as he fumbled with his BlackBerry. At one point, he picked...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 3, 2010; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Tim Craig  | Tags:  adrian fenty, d.c. mayor's race, vincent gray  
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In race for council chairman, who is Mr. Economic Development?

In the race for D.C. Council chairman, who can claim the title of Mr. Economic Development? It's a question that seems sure to surface often as council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large) and former council member Vincent Orange compare records in their Democratic primary contest to succeed Vincent C. Gray....

By Ann Marimow  | June 2, 2010; 9:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Ann E. Marimow, D.C. Council  
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When will Don Peebles make up his ever-loving mind?

(Cross-posted from DeBonis, the new blog of the newest member of our coverage team.) Allow this to be my first public service as a Washington Post blogger: I will get R. Donahue Peebles to declare his mayoral intentions once and for all. Last we heard from the megadeveloper, he told...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | June 2, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mike DeBonis  
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D.C. libraries lay off 40 employees

The D.C. Public Library, which reduced hours at neighborhood branches and parked its equivalent of a Bookmobile to save money last year, laid off about 40 employees Tuesday to save a little over $1 million. The workers - adding up to about 23.5 full-time equivalents - were placed on administrative...

By Nikita Stewart  | June 1, 2010; 6:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Nikita Stewart  
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Gray campaign survey shows him with early lead

This post was updated at 5:41 p.m. D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray leads incumbent Adrian M. Fenty in this year's mayor's race among voters who have already decided who they are supporting, according to a telephone survey conducted by the Gray campaign. Between May 14 and 18, the Gray...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 1, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Fenty tries to get voters to go-go for him

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty appears to have flooded the airwaves with his first big advertising campaign. The target? Lovers of the District's percussion-thumping, homegrown go-go music.

By by Nikita Stewart  | June 1, 2010; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  City Life, D.C. Council, Mayor Fenty, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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