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Mike DeBonis on Local Politics: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

More Fenty hip-hop -- this time, a DJ Khaled tribute

For your weekend enjoyment: Another Adrian Fenty-themed hip-hop/go-go fusion track. This one's a Junkyard joint called "Fenty Win 2010" -- based on DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win." Like the other three tracks, this one comes courtesy of Ron...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 13, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty , DCision 2010 , The District  
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Vince Gray's ill-advised piety on negative ads

After Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's long-predicted move to air negative ads attacking his record earlier this week, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray responded immediately. Gray strategist Mo Elleithee spun it thusly: "After spending nearly $3 million on his campaign...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 13, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty , DCision 2010 , The District , Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 13, 2010

TODAY IS AUGUST 13, 2010 -- 32 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY Good morning, friggatriskaidekaphobics and others. Colleague Nikita Stewart today attempts to answer a pertinent question: What happened to the city's "fund balance," the accumulated savings that have dipped from...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 13, 2010; 9:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Union attacks Fenty with 'demon teddy bears'

This D.C. mayoral campaign is starting to look more and more like a lot of big-time national campaigns: There are negative ads, immigration rhetoric -- and now, slightly unhinged independent expenditures. These YouTube ads, produced by the American Federation of...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 12, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty , DCision 2010 , The District  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 12, 2010

TODAY IS AUGUST 12, 2010 -- 33 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY Being communicative -- nay, being nice -- is, Mayor Adrian Fenty said yesterday, "absolutely something I've got to work harder on in my next term." Two pertinent questions are...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 12, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Gray responds to Fenty TV attacks with radio spot

Well, that didn't take long. Vincent Gray's mayoral campaign already has a radio ad prepped responding to opponent Adrian Fenty's anti-Gray TV ads. The minute-long ad focuses squarely on jobs. "The community has asked Mayor Fenty for help, but he...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 11, 2010; 6:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty , DCision 2010 , The District , Vincent Gray  
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Fenty debuts negative ads, targets Gray's DHS record

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. As widely anticipated, Mayor Adrian Fenty's re-election campaign is debuting a pair of television ads taking direct aim at challenger Vincent Gray. Both ads begin with a Gray quote taken from a July 15 WPFW-FM...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 11, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Adrian Fenty , DCision 2010 , The District , Vincent Gray  
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Fenty pledges to 'change some things' in TV debate

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. "We know that we've got to change some things in the next term," Mayor Adrian Fenty told a regional television audience Wednesday morning -- his most forthright admission to date that his personal style has...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 11, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 11, 2010

TODAY IS AUGUST 11, 2010 -- 34 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY There were two big questions to be answered by the campaign finance reports filed yesterday: How much has Vincent Gray raised for his mayoral bid? And how much has...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 11, 2010; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ted Stevens was noted D.C. home rule foe

The plane crash that claimed the life of former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) ends one man's dismal relationship with the District of Columbia -- particularly dismal even among the legislators who love to loathe the capital city. "God forbid...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 10, 2010; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Mayoral race gets personal at Ward 8 forum

There's been plenty of tsk-tsking of late about the raw tone of the mayoral race. Me, I've much enjoyed seeing the emotions on display -- not because it makes great copy (though it does) but because it's nice to...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 10, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 10, 2010

TODAY IS AUGUST 10, 2010 -- 35 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY Last night's Ward 8 community forum, like so many this reporter has witnessed in the past three months, wasn't especially notable for the incisive questions posed or the answers...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 10, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Rest assured, your medical marijuana will be pure

On Friday, I did a very close read of the nearly 80 pages of draft medical marijuana regulations released by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. My Saturday story focused on the fact that liquor regulators will oversee much of the program,...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 9, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Gray campaign ISO fired Fenty employees

The Vincent Gray camp has recognized that there is no more ready-made group of Gray supporters than the cohort of District employees fired by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 9, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  DCision 2010 , The District , Vincent Gray  
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DeMorning DeBonis: Aug. 9, 2010

TODAY IS AUGUST 9, 2010 -- 36 DAYS UNTIL PRIMARY DAY In a surprise pick today, the Post's editorial board endorses Vincent Orange over Kwame Brown for the council chairmanship, writing that VO "is best able to match the legacy...

By Mike DeBonis  |  August 9, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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