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D.C. Wire: July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010

Videos: Fenty, Gray discuss election, records

In conversations with editorial writer Jo-Ann Armao, D.C. mayor candidates Adrian M. Fenty, the incumbent, and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray talk about the challenges of their campaign and their respective first terms at the top of the city's government. Click through to watch the videos....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  July 23, 2010; 5:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty  
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Law enforcement lodge endorses Gray

It's official. D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray can now claim the city's law enforcement community is solidly behind him in his race for mayor against incumbent Adrian M. Fenty (D). Marcello Muzzattim president of the District of Columbia Lodge of the Fraternal of the Police, said Thursday that the...

By Tim Craig  |  July 22, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Tim Craig  
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Fenty and Gray stick to issues; opponents attack

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his main opponent in the Democratic primary, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, changed course Wednesday night and did not attack each other's records or ethics at a forum in the Takoma Park neighborhood sponsored by five neighborhood groups.

By Nikita Stewart  |  July 22, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart , Vincent C. Gray  
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Fenty prevails in Ward 2 straw poll, but will it be enough on Election Day?

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty cruised to an easy victory in Wednesday night's Ward 2 Democratic straw poll, marking the first time in the campaign that the mayor has prevailed over Vincent C. Gray in local ward Democratic committee balloting. According to officials with the D.C. Democratic Committee, Fenty drew 97...

By Tim Craig  |  July 22, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Tim Craig  
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Orange fundraiser resigns, citing 'negative tenor' of campaign

Former Council member Vincent Orange has lost one of his chief fundraisers in his campaign to lead the D.C. Council. The resignation of finance chairman George Lowe, who cited the "negative tenor of this campaign," is the second departure by a top Orange aide.

By Ann Marimow  |  July 21, 2010; 4:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Kwame Brown  
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Fenty gets warm reception in Columbia Heights

Mayor Adrian A. Fenty joined Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) in Columbia Heights for the second time in as many days to mark the beginning of a $700,000 facade improvement project for 13 businesses in the the 1400 block of Park Road. The area is surrounded by Target,...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  July 21, 2010; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Columbia Heights , Jim Graham , Nikita Stewart , Vincent C. Gray  
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Norton gets in heated House floor dispute ... over a New York racetrack?

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) engaged in a heated dispute on the House floor Tuesday night with a Republican colleague, even apologizing for having violated the chamber's decorum with words that her debate opponent thought were too harsh.

By Ben Pershing  |  July 21, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Ben Pershing , Eleanor Holmes Norton  
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Fenty could directly appoint election board members

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) could unilaterally appoint two new members to the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics - effectively giving his appointees control of the three-member board charged with overseeing the Sept. 14 Democratic primary - if he and the council are unable to agree on consensus candidates, according to City Administrator Neil O. Albert.

By Tim Craig  |  July 21, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  2010 District Election , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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Mayoral candidates busy tonight with Ward 2 straw poll, Ward 4 forum

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and his chief Democratic challenger, Vincent C. Gray, will face off in two events Wednesday night in wards 2 and 4. Polls show that Fenty leads Gray, the current council chairman, in Ward 2, where they will compete in a straw poll. Meanwhile, Gray has been...

By Nikita Stewart  |  July 21, 2010; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart , Vincent C. Gray  
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Resignation of Board of Elections member jeopardizes primary

Unless the D.C. Council and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty act fast, there might not be a Board of Elections to oversee the Sept. 14 Democratic primary. Errol R. Arthur, chairman of the elections board, announced Monday he is resigning effective Aug. 2, to take another job, according to council sources....

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 20, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Williams supports Fenty and Graham

Former Mayor Anthony A. Williams joined Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Council member Jim Graham Tuesday morning in Columbia Heights for the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in honor of all three of them and the nonprofit that helped make DCUSA possible. But the event in the lobby of the...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  July 20, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Columbia Heights , D.C. Council , Jim Graham , Nikita Stewart , Vincent C. Gray  
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Wells, Mendelson surprised and disappointed at DYRS move

D.C. Council members Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) and Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) aren't happy with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's decision to force out Marc A. Schindler as the head of the city's juvenile justice agency. Wells, whose human services committee oversees the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, said ousting Schindler...

By Henri E. Cauvin  |  July 20, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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Evans appears in new TV ad for Fenty

Add Council member Jack Evans to the list of those testifying about why Mayor Adrian M. Fenty should be reelected this year.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  July 19, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart , Vincent C. Gray  
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