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D.C. Wire: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Gray picks up Ward 8 Democrats' endorsement

The Ward 8 Democratic Committee voted overwhelmingly Saturday to endorse Vincent C. Gray over incumbent Adrian M. Fenty in the mayor's race. To win an endorsement, a candidate needed 59 percent of the vote. When the ballots were counted, Gray received about 80 percent: 244 votes compared with 59 for...

By Tim Craig  |  August 21, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  2010 District Election  | Tags: adrian fenty, d.c. mayor, marion barry, vince gray, ward 8, ward 8 democratic committee, ward 8 democrats  
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Gray gets nods from Caribbean PAC, Muslim Democrats

Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, chief challenger to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in the Sept. 14 Democratic Party primary, continued to pick up endorsements Friday. The Caribbean-American Political Action Committee announced its backing and, hours later, the Muslim Democratic Caucus of D.C. announced its support during a candidates forum at...

By Nikita Stewart  |  August 21, 2010; 11:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 District Election  | Tags: adrian fenty, caribbean american pac, d.c. mayor, muslim democratic caucus, talib karim, vincent gray  
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Socialists field candidate for mayor, but some back Gray

The D.C Republican Party may not be fielding a candidate for mayor in the November general election, but that doesn't mean the winner of the September Democratic primary won't face competition.

By Tim Craig  |  August 20, 2010; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Tim Craig  
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FOP endorses Brown for council chair

The Fraternal Order of Police announced Friday that it is supporting Kwame Brown over Vincent Orange in the race for chairman of the D.C. Council.

By Tim Craig  |  August 20, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Kwame Brown , Tim Craig  
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Fenty vetoes legislation allowing UDC board to operate without quorum

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has blocked legislation allowing the University of the District of Columbia's board of trustees to operate with a reduced quorum, setting up a direct challenge with his chief rival in the mayor's race, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. Fenty (D) and Gray are squabbling over...

By Tim Craig  |  August 20, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Labor union says it has a 'problem with our boss'

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty released a campaign TV ad this week acknowledging he has mistakes and promising to do better. Now the American Federation of Government Employees has released its own ad -- a 60-second radio spot condemning "boss" Fenty. "We have a problem with our boss. He disrespects us....

By Nikita R Stewart  |  August 19, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart , Vincent C. Gray  | Tags: AFGE, Mayor Adrian Fenty, Vincent C. Gray, apology, primary  
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Fenty and Gray face off in radio debate

Hours after Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's campaign unveiled a new television ad where he promises to listen and do better, his calm was ruffled in a debate against chief opponent Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi show. "You cut me off," Fenty told guest commentator Tom Sherwood...

By Nikita Stewart  |  August 18, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Tickets, tickets to watch Fenty and Gray

Get your ticket today to watch the two major candidates for D.C. mayor -- Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray -- meet in a televised debate at the Newseum in the final days before the Sept. 14 Democratic primary.

By Ann Marimow  |  August 18, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Vincent C. Gray  
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Poll finds Gray holds slim lead over Fenty

The D.C. mayoral race is a near dead heat as candidates begin their final month of campaigning, according to a new independent poll, the Post's Mike DeBonis reports. Vincent Gray holds a slim lead over incumbent Adrian Fenty, 39 percent to 36 percent, Clarus Research Group determined in a live...

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 18, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election  | Tags: d.c mayors race  
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Fenty, Gray face off at forum

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and mayoral challenger and D.C. Council Chairman Vince Gray were on their best behavior during a debate Tuesday night at the National Council of Negro Women, where the hottest exchange was whether D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles is the best person for the job. Nickles' detractors...

By Erica Johnston  |  August 17, 2010; 10:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
 
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Confusion over possible Peaceoholics contract

There was confusion across D.C. government Tuesday over published reports that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's administration is poised to award a $400,000 non-bid contract to Peaceoholics, a nonprofit organization that was co-founded by one of the mayor's friends and biggest supporters. In recent days, both the City Paper and Washington...

By Tim Craig  |  August 17, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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NYC Mayor Bloomberg endorses Fenty

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg endorsed Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) in his reelection Tuesday, saying the District is "more accountable, more transparent, more effective" under the young mayor. Bloomberg, who has had a major influence on Fenty over the past four years, appeared to base a brief endorsement...

By Nikita Stewart  |  August 17, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Nikita Stewart  
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Fenty blocks vote-buying bill

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has blocked a council bill that would have made it a crime to pay people to vote, according to council staffers. Last month, the council overwhelmingly approved a bill by council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) that would have enshrined in the local...

By Tim Craig  |  August 16, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Campaign Finance , City Finances , D.C. Council , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray , vincent gray  
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Bloomberg to endorse Fenty Tuesday

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled Tuesday to endorse Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in his reelection bid at a news conference at Carmine's, one of the newest restaurants to hit the District. Bloomberg, a Democrat turned Republican turned independent, has been a major influence on Fenty and his...

By Nikita R Stewart  |  August 16, 2010; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  2010 District Election , Mayor Fenty , Nikita Stewart  | Tags: Adrian M. Fenty, Michael Bloomberg, election, primary  
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