Fenty: no more politics for me
Update, 11:15 a.m.
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, flanked by the ward coordinators of his campaign, said he had called Democratic nominee Vincent C. Gray and plans to meet with him later in the week.
Fenty credited Gray with running a "strategic" and "disciplined" campaign and said he will not run against him. In fact, Fenty said he doubts he will ever be in elected office again. "For me, this is the beginning of the end of a great 10-year run," he said.
And as a native Washingtonian, he said he has no plans to move. "I will be here for the rest of my life," he said.
He added that he will always give back to the community as his parents taught him.
He said he spoke briefly with D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle a. Rhee, who will be " the ultimate decider about her own political future."
Gray is scheduled to speak today at noon.
D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, who lost his bid for a second term to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray, will speak to the media today at 10:45 a.m. at his campaign headquarters on Georgia Avenue.
Meanwhile, D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray, fresh off his Tuesday victory, will hold a press conference at noon at the Washington Court Hotel to discuss the next steps for his campaign for D.C. Mayor. Gray will be on the ballot in November's general election, but because there is no Republican nominee in heavily Democratic D.C. he is more than likely to be the District's new mayor.
Stay with Post Local for coverage from both the Fenty and Gray press conferences as soon as they happen. You can also read coverage and more D.C. campaign updates and headlines, on our D.C. politics blog D.C. Wire.
Posted by: emcglaughlin | September 15, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: DCJUSTICE | September 15, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: thebossman | September 15, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Special_One40 | September 15, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: LetDCVote | September 15, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Ward4DC | September 15, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: DC_Original | September 17, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.