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'Write Fenty In' campaign launches Web site

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writefentyin.jpgThe Write Fenty In campaign is now more than a Facebook group: It's a Web site, the Post's Mike DeBonis reports.

The site, featuring a re-purposed version of Mayor Adrian Fenty's official campaign logo, reads: "A long shot? Perhaps. But doable, if we work at it? You better believe it. You - and only you - can make it happen. Time is short, the challenge is great, but WE CAN DO THIS!"

Read Mike's full post here.

By Washington Post Editors  | October 5, 2010; 1:21 PM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election  
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Glad someone has put together the Write-In Fenty campaign. Fenty has done the most for this city in the last four years. We need more of the improved city services, improved schools and yes, he is the best to deal with the budget shortfalls. Fenty is the only mayor with the courage to cut departments that were unnecessary and cut personnel. Gray has yet to make the case why he should be elected.

Posted by: voter20 | October 5, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Some people have way too much time on their hands... Accept the results and get over it. At some point we all need to work at making things better in this city, regardless of who's in charge.

Posted by: missboo | October 5, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

If you crazed people think for one second that we the citizens of the District of Columbia would sit back and watch you circumvent what we decided our direction is going to be, think again. The WCP has you right when they say,Phones for Fenty: The only thing stranger than a quixotic write-in campaign on behalf of a defeated politician who's already endorsed the man who beat him? A quixotic write-in campaign on behalf of a defeated politician who's already endorsed the man who beat him that spends thousands of dollars on polling. Which is, apparently, what D.C. has on its hands now. Someone is paying for 10-minute, live interview poll calls to District voters to gauge interest in a write-in push to keep Adrian Fenty in office after the Nov. 2 general election. For clues on who it might be, check around to see who's burning piles of money because they have nothing better to do with it. I'm waiting for the catch!

Posted by: 4ourfuture | October 5, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

If you crazed people think for one second that we the citizens of D.C. are going to sit back while you circumvent what we decided the direction of our city will be, you need to think again. The WCP has you pegged right when they said, the only thing stranger than a quixotic write-in campaign on behalf of a defeated politician who's already endorsed the man who beat him? A quixotic write-in campaign on behalf of a defeated politician who's already endorsed the man who beat him that spends thousands of dollars on polling. Which is, apparently, what D.C. has on its hands now. Someone is paying for 10-minute, live interview poll calls to District voters to gauge interest in a write-in push to keep Adrian Fenty in office after the Nov. 2 general election. For clues on who it might be, check around to see who's burning piles of money because they have nothing better to do with it. You people need to wake up cause we definately are.

Posted by: 4ourfuture | October 5, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

D.C. Council member Vincent C. Gray (D), the presumptive mayor, predicted today that he and the other council members will have to close a $350 million to $400 million shortfall before they approve the fiscal 2012 budget next year.

Ollie look at the fine mess you've gotten us into this time.

Posted by: gordonbundy | October 5, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

I guess write-in campaigns are fun for those who put this together. As someone who was involved in one for Anthony Williams I know that they are both difficult and require huge resources. The campaign for Anthony Williams had a budget of $1.5 million, was for a candidate who participated, one who had never lost an election, and it was against an opponent who didn't have a chance and wasn't well liked.

The write-in campaign for Fenty is for a candidate who has lost, a candidate who has already endorsed the winner of the election Vincent Gray.

Adrian Fenty apparently has a lot more class than some of the people involved in this campaign and understands that for the good of the District we must recognize the results of the election, which wasn't even close, and join together to continue to make progress. He has already set in motion the transition team for his administration.

Another reason that this is wrong is that the people behind this don't recognize that with this effort they make Mayor Fenty a two time loser. That doesn't help him as he works to rebuild his future. I think Adrian Fenty did some wonderful things for the City and I hope that he finds a job that will allow him to continue to contribute to society and to support his family.

Posted by: peterdc | October 6, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

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