Gray opens 'field office' in Fenty's back yard
Talk about taking the fight to the enemy.
D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray's mayoral campaign announced this afternoon that they'll be opening a "field office" on Georgia Avenue NW in Petworth -- smack in the middle of rival Adrian Fenty's Ward 4 base and a little more than a mile down from Hizzoner's reelection HQ.
The Gray camp denies any symbolism in the new digs, which joins the campaign's established headquarters on Sixth Street NW. "It is pure coincidence," says campaign spokesperson Traci Hughes. "We've got growing support in Ward 4; it happens to be right there."
The new space will host campaign field operations, including yard-sign distribution and staging operations for volunteers. "We've got a lot of people who are supporting us, and we felt it was necessary to open up this office to give our field team the support they need," Hughes says.
In signing a second lease, the Gray campaign is also sending a message that it expects fundraising efforts to remain strong. The space is being rented from Aubrey Stephenson, president and chief executive of Federal Management Systems Inc., a government consulting firm whose logo adorns the awning outside the building.
There's one problem: The awning's green -- and that's Fenty's color.
"We're going to change the signage," Hughes says. "I don't know if we're going to change the awning. Everyone will know it's a Vince Gray building."
June 21, 2010; 4:52 PM ET
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