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Gray picks up Ward 8 Democrats' endorsement

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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 Fenty.

Any registered Democrat living in Ward 8 was eligible to participate in the endorsement vote, held at Matthews Memorial Church in Anacostia.

Although both Gray and Fenty showed up and spoke to the crowd, the council chairman got a boost from Ward 8 council member Marion Barry (D), who personally greeted nearly every voter and urged support for Gray.

The committee also endorsed council member Kwame Brown (D-At large) over former council member Vincent Orange in the chairman's race. Brown received 227 votes compared with 53 for Orange.

In the at-large council race, no candidate reached the 59 percent threshold. Incumbent Phil Mendelson received 114 votes, but challenger Clark Ray was close behind with 95 votes. The other candidate, Michael Brown, received 68 votes.

By Tim Craig  |  August 21, 2010; 4:11 PM ET
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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Comments

No Ron "the thug". Must be out cutting another CD for Fenty. Oh, that right Ron is broke.

Posted by: bnew100 | August 21, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Obviously - a vote for gray ward 8 = marion barry..

how many reasons do i need for the district to want to come in to the 21st century and finally let Marion Barry retire, and find other ways to support his cronies (Hmm there might be a better word for that?)

Posted by: pdv1 | August 22, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Get over yourself it will be Gray as mayor and not Marion barry so stop try to = this to Marion barry as mayor. and when will not be going back to the barry days with Gray OK . i know that what alot of white thinks

Posted by: ruckoneword | August 22, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

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