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Fenty ends campaign with go-go music

Tim Craig

To cap off his year-long bid for reelection, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty is throwing a big event with go-go stars Monday evening.

Fenty and Ronald Moten, a friend and adviser of the mayor's, will be hosting the go-go event from 4 to 8 p.m. at Allan Chapel AME Church on Alabama Avenue SE. Moten said in a statement that 500 to 1,000 supporters are expected.

Fenty, who has made efforts to reach out to the go-go crowd a central tenent of his campaign, will be endorsed by a number of artists, including Chi Ali from Shuttle Thoughts, Buggs and the Junkyard Band and Bo and Sweets from TCB.

Although D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray is widely expected to win Ward 8, Fenty's efforts to reach out to younger voters through go-go music could help him keep his opponent's margins in check. The timing of Fenty's event also means that parts of it could be broadcast live on 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts.

Gray is scheduled to conclude his campaign at the Waterside Safeway in Ward 6, where he plans to canvass for votes starting at 4:30 p.m.

By Tim Craig  |  September 13, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Comments

In the third paragraph, I believe you mean "a central TENET of his campaign." Where are the editors?

Posted by: AdrianMole | September 13, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Fenty's pandering right up to the bitter end!

Posted by: UrbanDweller | September 13, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

To Urban dweller..

FEnty 2010.. and dc for separation of church and state..

or shall we say Gray's hypocritical move to go to church >> ALL OF A SUDDEN

Posted by: pdv1 | September 13, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, the Peaceoholics will be deployed to all polling stations in wards 7 & 8 to reminds voters that felons are not entitled to vote and to caution welfare mothers that the $10 gift cards received from Cora Masters Barry may be construed as a bribe.

Posted by: wagtdn | September 13, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

All "go -go" event at a church? How disrespectful.

Posted by: GoldCoast | September 13, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

This says a lot about ALLEN MEMORIAL.

Fenty and Ron should hold their GO GO event in Ward 3.

Posted by: guylady201001 | September 13, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Well, I am insulted!!!! Fenty thinks that he can win over my vote by stereotyping my community? Not all blacks who live East of the Anacostia River are memorized or taken by Go-GO Music. Where are the debate? Where are his speeches that he gave residents West of the River? Did he feed them with foolish music and free food, in order to win over the "more intellectual and professional votes? In fact, did he parade around with a convict in the upper class neighborhoods, allowing him to speak to the professionals and rich of Wards 1, 2, 3? Oh boy, am I tired of this man sticking me in the back, thinking my my community is nothing more than poor, low class individuals with low intelligence and will support anyone based on the promises of free food and music. Racism and seperation--he is not better than George Wallace. Next he will be handing out free watermelons at the voting polls.

I am a Republican---I hope Fenty loses badly tomorrow...

Posted by: ladyskins | September 13, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

ladyskins,

You are absolutely correct. He doesn't debate in Wards 7 & 8, just "Go Go" music, beer and Popeye's chicken.


Posted by: dcnatives | September 13, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Fenty is a fool,and Moten is way 2 slick 4 Fenty,and his out of town campaign team. Moten really have the mayor fool thinking he has ward 7 & 8 lock down. all these GO-GO's that Moten is doing,he get 2 charge the campaign an over inflated invoice. everyone of these artis are getting 100 or 200$ 2 show up in the community he move Fenty around in. every crowd he go 2 around Moten,he is paying 4 it. he dont have a clue,Moten is making all kinds of deals on Fenty dime. I do think that the mayor just woke up 2 what moten is doing,its 2 late.

Posted by: alleyes | September 14, 2010 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Ladyskins wrote:

Well, I am insulted!!!! Fenty thinks that he can win over my vote by stereotyping my community? Not all blacks who live East of the Anacostia River are memorized or taken by Go-GO Music. Where are the debate? Where are his speeches that he gave residents West of the River? Did he feed them with foolish music and free food, in order to win over the "more intellectual and professional votes? In fact, did he parade around with a convict in the upper class neighborhoods, allowing him to speak to the professionals and rich of Wards 1, 2, 3? Oh boy, am I tired of this man sticking me in the back, thinking my my community is nothing more than poor, low class individuals with low intelligence and will support anyone based on the promises of free food and music. Racism and seperation--he is not better than George Wallace. Next he will be handing out free watermelons at the voting polls.

I am a Republican---I hope Fenty loses badly tomorrow...
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You've stated what a lot of us are feeling. The monolithic outreach to the black community is insulting and tired. Fenty and his wife would probably prefer to swallow broken glass than to break bread in their home with Ron Moten or anyone associated with go-go and the like.

Posted by: logosdesigns | September 14, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

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