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Moten debating Barry tonight on Fox 5

Washington Post Editors

This year's race for mayor is already known as one in which the candidates' supporters and surrogates have taken center stage as often as Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Vincent C. Gray have.

But you might not have seen anything yet.

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) on Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. on Fox 5 news about the mayor's race. Fox 5 has confirmed the time.

If the debate takes place, it very well could be must-see television.

Barry, who supports Gray, said the debate "should be exciting and fun" and that he's not sweating taking on Moten.

"I am going to be making the case about why we need a new mayor," Barry said. "He's going to have a hard time. ... I am representing the views of thousands of disaffected voters."

This post has been updated since it was first published.

By Tim Craig  |  September 7, 2010; 6:57 PM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election , Marion Barry , Mayor Fenty , Tim Craig , Vincent C. Gray  
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Comments

This mayoral race gets more comical as the days go on! This ought to be a hoot!

Posted by: UrbanDweller | September 7, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Barry don't do it. Don't do it Barry. Do not embrass Mr. Gray and don't embrass yourself. If someone knows Mr. Barry telephone #, please call him and ask him not to debate Moten. thanks

Posted by: samvped205 | September 7, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable! Fenty has three albatross on his throat: Rhee, Skinner and Moten, and Moten is the biggest curse!

Posted by: GoldCoast | September 7, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

This should be a gift to Gray.

Posted by: dcis1 | September 7, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Seriously? WHY?!

Posted by: shame_the_devil | September 7, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

this should be fun,but it wont be.they both know dirt about one another. the first thing they should ask moten is how did his organization get a loan for almost 5 million$,without filling a tax return,or know reserve funds ever in there bank acc. he got 3 properties without ever owning a piece of property in his life.that was the firetruck deal payoff. the funds come from the same agency that the $82million omar and skinner was tapping into. check the records,same players,all was chasing cheap booty in the D R. have a good day...

Posted by: alleyes | September 7, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Great. Heads you lose, tails you lose on this one. They deserve each other.

Posted by: janowicki | September 7, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

It's real! Lord have mercy...thugnificant said parents are happy. I'm a parent and I'm not happy.

Arh Moton wants a Fenty cracker.

Posted by: thelildiva4u | September 7, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Who thought that Ron and Barry doing this was a good idea. I think that this is Fox's way of getting ratings.

Posted by: thelildiva4u | September 7, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Did he just say that that his gradma was crying about what was in the paper? It's interesting that family memebers are crying after they have benifited **cough Michelle Fenty***

You know what is sad? That it took poll results for the Gestepo Fenty to get it.

Posted by: thelildiva4u | September 7, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

SMGDH! Mr. Feebleminded meets Mr. Unintelligent. But he sure did get his "we forgave you" digs. Whew.

I actually thought he said my "grandmama" was crying...lol

I'm glad Barry said he was not speakin on behalf of the Gray campaign.

Posted by: dcis1 | September 7, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

I wish, with all due respect, that Mr. Barry would lay low and not utter the word "Gray" out of his mouth until this election is over. The Moten-Barry Debacle was a disgrace as neither of them can really speak the king's English. It was mushy mouth, mumbo jumbo and an embarrassment to this city. These two are just opportunistic lime-light grabbers. Barry please stop trying to support Mr. Gray, for you could be the kiss-of-death for him. Maybe the first amendment should be abolished--who said free speech was a good thing.

Posted by: gwensouth | September 8, 2010 12:48 AM | Report abuse

I wish, with all due respect, that Mr. Barry would lay low and not utter the word "Gray" out of his mouth until this election is over. The Moten-Barry Debacle was a disgrace as neither of them can really speak the king's English. It was mushy mouth, mumbo jumbo and an embarrassment to this city. These two are just opportunistic lime-light grabbers. Barry please stop trying to support Mr. Gray, for you could be the kiss-of-death for him. Maybe the first amendment should be abolished--who said free speech was a good thing.

Posted by: gwensouth | September 8, 2010 12:49 AM | Report abuse

ladies and gents, Barry is a consummate self absorbed politician. for the sake of Promoting Barry he could really give a damn about Gray. Barry knows politics. he knows he's a negative to be associated with any candidate. As the consummate politician, that's leverage to Barry. I will not be surprised to see the Gray campaign disavow itself with Barry in any shape or form.

Posted by: oknow1 | September 8, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

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