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Obama invites Gray to lunch

By Nikita Stewart
Washington Post Editors

Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray (D) said he is scheduled to have lunch with President Obama on Dec. 1 -- an invitation that will bring the city's new leader closer to the city's most high-profile resident.

Gray disclosed the invitation, which he said he received from a White House staffer Tuesday, during a news conference to announce his transition team.

Gray began his speech by immediately addressing the city's divides. He said the election revealed that they still exist, but "it also became clear that there is much that unites us as a city."

By Nikita Stewart  | November 3, 2010; 12:23 PM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election, Nikita Stewart, Obama, Vincent C. Gray  
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Gray's ego is rewarded with lunch with the president. How gracious of President Obama! Gray was asking for acknowledgment of his win in the primary which was totally ridiculous as Gray had not won the election, just a primary. To bad Gray will not know what to do with this opportunity.

Posted by: voter20 | November 3, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

It was so embarassing for DC to have Mr. Gray whining about not hearing from the President after the primary. This invitation was very gracious by the President but I hope he gives Mr. Gray a blunt analysis of why his victory is viewed negatively nationwide.

Posted by: RCDC | November 3, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Wow! You mean that Obama isn't going on another vacation. Will wonders never cease????????

Posted by: burro2 | November 3, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Mayou Gray, whatever you do, don't listen to President Obama's advice on education and steer very clear of Arne Duncan.

Posted by: lacy41 | November 6, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

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