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Post editorial board endorses Fenty for mayor

Christopher Dean Hopkins

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 so far has been endorsed at least 18 unions or advocacy groups, including AFL-CIO, D.C. police and firefighter unions, the Gertrude Stein Club, several Teamsters locals, the National Association of Social Workers, the D.C. Association of Realtors, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Government Employees, the District of Columbia Nurses Association and the Latino Caucus. Fenty's other endorsements include Laborers International Union and the Greater Washington Board of Trade.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  July 30, 2010; 1:18 PM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Thank you for support.
Mayor Fenty has moved the city forward and hopefully will have the opportunity to continue to do so.

Posted by: pdv1 | July 30, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

pdv1, you clearly do not live in DC if you think that Fenty has moved the city forward. He has moved his underqualified overpaid friends forward, i.e., Lori Lee. Please come back and give a specific example of a person whose life has been immediately and positively impacted by Fenty other than his friends.

Posted by: missing_nawlins | July 30, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

ObjectiveReader1 wrote:

Predictably, Jo-Ann Armoa and the Washington Post editorial Board endorsed Fenty. Interestingly, the Washington Post Corporation owns Kaplan University, an for-profit corporation that provides alternative education services. Hmm?

There is no fact or set of facts that would have gotten the Post to back off of its one-sided support for Mayor Fenty.

Posted by: gordonbundy | July 31, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

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