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Fenty endorses Gray at unity breakfast

Eric Rich

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) officially endorsed Vincent C. Gray in the mayor's race at a unity breakfast Thursday morning hosted by the D.C. Democratic Committee, telling about 150 party activists that Gray will be a great mayor.

"As a resident, I look forward to having Vince Gray as my mayor," Fenty said, according to David Meadows, executive of the D.C. Democratic State Committee.

Fenty, who lost to Gray in Tuesday's primary, told the activists they "are going to love Vince" and "love working" with him, Meadows said.

According to a posting on the party's twitter account, Fenty and Gray embraced and raised their hands together in the air in a show of harmony.

The event, at Israel Baptist Church in Northeast, attracted numerous local politicians and activists, including most council members and Del Eleanor Holmes Norton. Gray also spoke.

By Tim Craig  | September 16, 2010; 10:55 AM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Since Rhee thinks Gray's nomination is "devastating" to DC kids, maybe she should consider running for mayor. I would consider writing her in, but I would first need some indication from her that she would take the job if she got enough votes.

Posted by: sacramentogirl | September 16, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Just write her in. You could write your name in for all that matters. But write her in all the same.

Posted by: CultureClub | September 16, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I've just emailed her to find out if she would campaign as a write in candidate. I encourage others to do the same.

Posted by: sacramentogirl | September 16, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know who IS running against Gray in the election? What are our choices? If there isn't someone on the ballot, will there be someone with a write-in campaign. There needs to be a unified reproach to the unDemocratic machine in DC.

Posted by: blankspace | September 16, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

Posted by: rgfox555 | September 16, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

All you that have posted, after reading this article about unity from Fenty. You all don't seem to agree. What makes you think that Rhee could when? Go ahead waste your vote on someting crazy. She could NEVER win an election.

Posted by: ggant | September 16, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

None of the unemployed teachers in this city would ever vote for her, or the supporters of teachers in this city would vote for her. I would have a better chance at winning if running against her.

Posted by: RHAWKINS1 | September 16, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Rhee said, "Yesterday's election results were devastating, devastating," Well it’s not about YOU chancellor Rhee. By the way, Rhee you never burn your bridges!

If Mayor Gray retains Chancellor Rhee, it would be devastating to his administration. Chancellor Rhee and Mayor Fenty were held accountable for their arrogant and condescending behavior toward the people of District of Columbia. Chancellor Rhee is incompetent and she end up as one the most polarizing figures in our city. She had no vision, just a narrow goal of improving test scores. Rhee’s legacy will be known for firing, threatening and intimidating principals, teachers and staff members. Rhee never had a plan evidenced by only 10 schools meeting the national standards. The people have spoken and this Rhee experiment is over. Rhee must be fired!

Posted by: hello101 | September 16, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Great Endorsement Fenty!!!

Enough is Enough, Rhee MUST GO!!

Posted by: sheilahgill | September 16, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Classy remarks by Fenty who will now happily go make millions, while Gray spends his retirement years trying not to f up everything Fenty accomplished. I'm not sure Fenty even wanted a second term.

Posted by: DC-UM-UDM | September 16, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

i plan on writing in FENTY

Posted by: pdv1 | September 16, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Fenty make millions doing what? he was not a good lawer or mayor what job has he got for the people of Washington .DC come on.

Posted by: ruckoneword | September 16, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Fenty sends message to supporters this afternoon asking that they not take down yard signs. He intends on running as a write in and accepting a GOP nomination if he can raise the money. See how sneaky and conniving this man is.

I hope he does so we can kill his political career. FOREVER!!!

So much for a white house appointment for Benedict Arnold.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | September 16, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

You Fenty sycophants need to get over yourselves.

@DC-UM-UDM – stop already with the revisionist history. Fenty did nothing except move when puppeteer Bloomberg pulled his strings.

AMF never had an original thought, except how he might line the pockets of his frat brothers at our expense. He brought us Michelle Rhee and her unique firestarting brand of “education rheeform.” He brought us the ridiculous situation with the taxicabs, again, thanks to Bloomberg.

The feckless Fenty “effed up” a few things that had been fixed by the Williams administration.

@pdv1, by all means waste your vote in the general election by writing in Fenty.
The results are in and the boy-king was sent home to mature. He shall not receive, nor does he deserve a reprieve.

Posted by: sheridaw | September 16, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Now all Rhee talks about is the campaign and Gray and Fenty. I don't hear her talking too much about the STUDENTS now. See where her priorities REALLY are?

If her number one focus was truly the test scores, then she would not be so DEVASTATED by the campaign results.

Posted by: ILoveDC2 | September 16, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

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