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D.C. Wire: July 25, 2010 - July 31, 2010

Gray responds to Post's endorsement of Fenty

Earlier today The Washington Post's editorial board announced its endorsement of the re-election of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in his race against D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, one of Fenty's first major endorsements in the race. Senior strategist Mo Elleithee provided the Gray campaign's response: We're not surprised. The...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  July 30, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Post editorial board endorses Fenty for mayor

In one of its earliest decisions in a local election, The Washington Post's editorial board (an entity separate from the newsroom) endorsed the re-election of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in his race against Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. It represents one of Fenty's first major endorsements of the campaign; Gray...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  July 30, 2010; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Plan that would strip Congress of D.C. budget oversight advances

House Democrats are pushing this year to give the District full control over how it budgets and spends city revenue, severely limiting opportunities for Congress to intervene in local decisions such as support for same-sex marriage, needle-exchange programs and medical marijuana. In what would be a significant milestone in the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  July 29, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Budget , City Finances , Congressional Oversight , Tim Craig  
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Fenty campaign challenges independent Gray fundraising

On his blog, Mike DeBonis writes that the Fenty campaign has asked the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance to investigate "Friends of Vince Gray" for possible fundraising violations. The independent fundraising committee, according to founder Clinton LeSueur, stands to significantly aid Gray's effort to unseat Mayor Adrian Fenty (D).

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 29, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Mike DeBonis , Vincent C. Gray  
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Fenty wants 7-day extension on summer jobs

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is pushing to extend this year's six-week Summer Youth Employment Program by seven business days, but he needs Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray's help to approve the change. Initially designed by former mayor Marion Barry in the late 1970s, the city's summer jobs program places...

By Tim Craig  |  July 29, 2010; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Budget , Marion Barry , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray , vincent gray  
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Wild night of politics in Ward 6

After a wild night of politicking and fighting, Vincent C. Gray scored a decisive victory Tuesday night over Adrian M, Fenty in the Ward 6 Democratic Committee mayoral straw poll. But Gray, who managed to out-organize Fenty in an area of the city where Fenty lawn signs are plentiful, fell...

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 28, 2010; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Tim Craig  
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Candidates vow to fight high-interest lending

The major candidates for mayor and D.C. Council chairman promised Monday night that they would push to remove city money from any bank that charges more than 10 percent interest on consumer loans.

By Tim Craig  |  July 27, 2010; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Medical marijuana now legal

Medical marijuana is now legal in the District after the Democrat-controlled Congress declined to overrule a D.C Council bill that allows the city to set up as many as eight dispensaries where chronically ill patients can purchase the drug. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) said in a statement the bill...

By Erica Johnston  |  July 27, 2010; 12:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Tim Craig  | Tags: Congress, Norton, home rule, medical marijuana, pot  
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Gray picks up another endorsement

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, chief challenger to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's bid for reelection, has picked up another endorsement with an announcement from the political action committee of the Washington, D.C. Association of REALTORS.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  July 26, 2010; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart , Vincent C. Gray  
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D.C. Latino Caucus endorses Gray in mayor's race

D.C Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray scored a landslide victory in an endorsement vote held Saturday night by the D.C. Latino Caucus, the official voice of Hispanics within the D.C Democratic State Committee. The vote means the caucus is working on Gray's behalf against incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)...

By Tim Craig  |  July 25, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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