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Renters advocacy group endorses Gray

Washington Post Editors

The D.C. Tenants Advocacy Coalition, an organization that represents renters, has endorsed D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray over incumbent Adrian M. Fenty in the mayor's race.

TENAC's board of directors said in a statement they were supporting Gray because of his support for rent control, affordable housing and tenants' rights as well his interest in fighting for the "rights and interests of all in D.C." The group has also been critical of Fenty's proposals to eliminate the city's budget shortfall through budget cuts, joining other nonprofit and social service organizations in advocating for tax increases on the wealthy.

The group, which notes two-thirds of city households are renters, also endorsed Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) over Douglass Sloan in the congressional race.

--Tim Craig

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 29, 2010; 10:36 AM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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2/3rds of the city's residents are "renters". Wow...who knew? That would be the high end rent districts created with the condos turned rental units following the real estate crisis. Fenty is just not faring well these days. Word is, there is in-fighting going on within the Fenty Campaign. Why? He refuses to listen to his advisers. What's new....

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | June 29, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Funny things happen to mayors who set taxicab rates.

Posted by: starclimber9 | June 29, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I emailed TENAC asking for specific details on why they endorsed Gray instead of the vague "support for rent control, affordable housing and tenants' rights as well interest in fighting for the rights and interests of all in D.C."

Posted by: MACCHAMPS04 | June 30, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

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