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D.C. Wire: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

Fenty campaign: Gray supporters lure voters with gift cards

UPDATED 9/13, 11:55 A.M. On the last day of early voting in District neighborhoods, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's campaign accused supporters of D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray of attempting to lure voters to a polling site with supermarket gift cards. Last night, a Fenty supporter uploaded a video...

By Eli Reyes  | September 11, 2010; 9:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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A Republican Mayor?

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) said Saturday "a lot of people would be disappointed' if Mayor Adrian M. Fenty runs as a Republican in the General Election should he lose the Sept. 14 Democratic primary. Fenty, however, reiterated Saturday he would never run as a Republican, likely killing...

By Tim Craig  | September 11, 2010; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Dueling videos in mayor's race

After more than two dozen candidates forums, three televised debates and numerous radio and television commercials, the Sept. 14 Democratic primary for mayor is coming down to a battle of the YouTube videos. In one video, "Fenty Must Go," a resident produces a scathing critique of the Fenty administration. The...

By Tim Craig  | September 10, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Fenty retains Anita Dunn

D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has hired former White House communications director and veteran Democratic media consultant Anita Dunn to help him craft his message for the final push of his re-election campaign. Sean Madigan, a Fenty spokesman, said Fenty had retained Dunn's firm, Squier Knapp Dunn, within the past...

By Tim Craig  | September 9, 2010; 8:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Campaign finance officials investigate Brown's fundraising reports

The District's campaign finance watchdogs Thursday initiated a formal investigation into the fundraising reports of Council member Kwame Brown (D-At Large). Brown's campaign said it would cooperate with the investigation.

By Ann Marimow  | September 9, 2010; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Ann E. Marimow, D.C. Council  
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Gray seeks FBI probe of vote-buying allegations against Fenty camp

Vincent C. Gray's campaign is requesting that the FBI investigate allegations that Mayor Adrian Fenty's campaign offered jobs to young adults in exchange for votes.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins, Tim Craig and Ann E. Marimow  | September 9, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  2010 District Election  | Tags:  adrian fenty, democracy, vincent gray, vote-buying  
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D.C. mayor polls: Gray maintains advantage

(Cross-posted from Mike DeBonis's blog) Good news and bad news for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in two new polls released Wednesday. The heartening news: Both show Vincent Gray with a narrower lead in the mayoral race than was shown in the Washington Post poll released 10 days ago. The deflating...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | September 8, 2010; 7:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Mike DeBonis, Vincent C. Gray  
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WTOP reporting that Fenty wants Obama's help

WTOP radio is reporting that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) has reached out to President Obama to try to get him to endorse his beleaguered campaign for reelection.

By Tim Craig  | September 8, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Some Gray advisers worry Barry could become a distraction

To the annoyance of advisers to Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) is emerging as a leading public face of the campaign in the finals days before the Sept. 14 Democratic primary.

By Tim Craig  | September 8, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Marion Barry, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Moten, Barry debate

Part 1: Part 2: D.C. Council member Marion Barry stumbled over his words while Peaceoholics co-founder Ronald Moten stumbled over his facts during a 15-minute debate Tuesday night on the Fox 5 10 p.m. newscast. Barry and Moten, both of whom have emerged as sideshows in the mayor's race, clashed...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | September 7, 2010; 11:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Moten debating Barry tonight on Fox 5

Peaceoholics co-founder Ronald Moten, a strategist and friend of the mayor's, tells D.C. Wire he will debate D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) tonight at 10:30 p.m. on Fox 5 news about the mayor's race.

By Tim Craig  | September 7, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Marion Barry, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Gray's new Web site targets former Fenty voters

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray has unveiled a sleek new Web site targeted at voters who used to support his rival in the mayor's race, incumbent Adrian M. Fenty (D).support

By Tim Craig  | September 7, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Tim Craig, Vincent C. Gray  
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Washington Examiner endorses Fenty

The editorial board of the Washington Examiner has endorsed Adrian M. Fenty's reelection, saying the city is "moving in the right direction" under his leadership. In the editorial, which will be published Tuesday but was released online Monday night, the Examiner said they favor Fenty over D.C. Council Chairman Vincent...

By Tim Craig  | September 6, 2010; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Mayor Fenty, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Gray stumps for votes at Eastern Market

A few times, Gray got drawn into ten-minute plus conversations with potential voters. Gray's go-slow approach to canvassing is much different approach than Mayor Adrian M. Fenty takes when he hits the street.

By Tim Craig  | September 6, 2010; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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