Gray campaign 'tabled' at Lafayette
Schools are a core issue in the mayoral campaign, but DCPS officials are trying to keep them from becoming venues for primary season politics. On three separate occasions this spring, principals were cautioned about keeping school grounds free of campaign activity.
"The prohibition covers every kind of partisan political activity -- meetings, distribution of campaign literature, posting of campaign signs, campaign presentations by candidates, partisan candidate forums, etc.," school operations director Evan Smith said in a May 18 e-mail, conveying a reminder from general counsel James Sandman.
The memo came three days after an incident at Lafayette Elementary, where Mayor Adrian Fenty's twins just completed fourth grade. According to two sources, who requested anonymity to avoid getting crosswise with Hizzoner, Fenty was "beside himself" when he saw a Vincent Gray campaign table set up on school grounds during spring fair at the Chevy Chase neighborhood school. The Gray people ended up moving to the sidewalk, said the sources, while Fenty supporters worked the crowd, handing out stickers.
The Fenty campaign hasn't responded to a request for comment.
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