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Gray gets nods from Caribbean PAC, Muslim Democrats

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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 Howard Law School.

The Muslim caucus endorsement drew buzz late Friday because the group's president is Talib I. Karim, brother of Omar Karim, who is embroiled in controversy over recreation construction contracts in the District.

Fenty and Talib Karim attended Howard Law School at the same time. Fenty has said he met Omar Karim through Talib Karim.

In an e-mail, Talib Karim said the forum's highlights included Gray's "sincere remarks." He said "one certain elected official who likes to run a lot" did not attend. Fenty is a triathlete.

By Nikita Stewart  |  August 21, 2010; 11:17 AM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election  | Tags: adrian fenty, caribbean american pac, d.c. mayor, muslim democratic caucus, talib karim, vincent gray  
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Comments

Wow! If ever there was a worthless endorsement this is the one.

Posted by: politicalrealist | August 21, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

politicalrealist

If anyone should recognize "worthless", it should be you.

Your comment like all your other statements is "worthless" and a true indication why you support Fenty. You are just plain nasty.

SHUT UP.

Posted by: bnew100 | August 21, 2010 6:46 PM | Report abuse

ps POLITICALFOOL

I hope you are not you referring to Caribbean-Americans group as worthless.

And, if you are referring to the Muslim group, your red neck is showing even if you happen to be Black.

Posted by: bnew100 | August 21, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

The only worthless endorsements have come from people who cannot vote in the democratic primary, such as residents of New York and any city other than Washington, DC.

politicalrealist -- I believe the Carribean PAC and Muslim Democrats are based in this area. I am sure the communities they represent have members in D.C., so their endorsements can hardly be categorized as worthless.

You sound like a member of that venom-spewing Green Team, who holds the electorate in disdain, takes folks for granted and expect them to re-elect your guy anyway.

Posted by: sheridaw | August 22, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

The real worthless endorsement is that of the WP editorial board, because groups in the community have coninued endorsing Chairman Gray for mayor, despite the worthless endorsement of this paper. The voters in the community at large are not drinking your kool aid. Additionally, the WP is preventing citizens without computers in dc from attending their forum sept. 1st by requiring them to register via computer in advance. So much for transparency.

Posted by: dcgovcorruption | August 22, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

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