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Fenty hits campaign trail in final push

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Standing on the median of Missouri Ave. Northwest during the Monday morning commute, Mayor Adrian Fenty pumped his fists, leaned into cars to greet drivers and joined more than two dozen campaign workers who chanted, "Four more years!"

It was the final pre-election day push before Tuesday's Democratic primary contest that pits Fenty against Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray.

Fenty appeared relaxed and energized, wearing a Redskins jersey over his dress shirt and high-fiving volunteers as he brought them together for a pep talk. The mayor compared the campaign to a marathon, saying that the last leg of a race was "no time to take it easy."

"We're going to run fast and hard," he said, surrounded by a gaggle of campaign supporters carrying green Fenty signs.

By Ann Marimow  |  September 13, 2010; 10:09 AM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Wow, even the way he campaigns is an example of his marginal intellect. I was so pleased to talk with so many former Fenty supporters that realized, albeit late, that the man is a clown. Heck, if you just listen to his speech pattern it is clear he struggles. I suspect those that support him are even less intellegent (scarey) or, they are the elites of the City that recognize they can pull his strings and he will do their dance. Either way he is sure to lose this election - THANK GOODNESS!

Posted by: revots | September 13, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

O'Well, Maybe GRAY will win, but I truley hope not. It took a while for FENTY to grow on me but anyone who supports gauranteed jobs, teachers who promote failing students,city services that does neither, deserves to live in PG county. Why is it that that 60's mentality still prevails in the hood. Why havent we learned to be accountable, responsible, and yet there is still a methadone clinic thriving...Shame, we woke yet remain asleep.

Posted by: dcn8tive | September 13, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

I dare him to pump his fists and lean into a taxicab.

Posted by: starclimber9 | September 13, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

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