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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Get free tickets for Fenty/Gray debate

By Washington Post editors

Here's your chance to see D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray debate live and in person.

Get your ticket today to watch Fenty and Gray meet in a televised debate at the Newseum in the final days before the Sept. 14 Democratic primary.

The debate will present a rare opportunity for the candidates to pose questions to each other and take questions from the audience.

The Washington Post, NBC4 and WAMU 88.5 will host the event Sept. 1 at noon, two weeks before the election. The event will be carried on-line, on radio and television -- or you can catch the action in person by signing up for a free ticket on The Post's Web site.

-- Ann E. Marimow

By Washington Post editors  | August 18, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
Categories:  DC  
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After 10 years of increasing school test scores, scores declined last year
Only 15 schools in the District of Columbia this year met the annual goals of No Child Left Behind, down from 54 in 2009.

Fixing schools requires more than just a Diva firing “ineffective” teachers
Crime is up over the last 3 years- robbery, thefts, sexual assaults
DC now has the highest city-wide unemployment in it’s history
Fenty has awarded his fraternity brothers $82 MILLION in illegal contracts that they were unqualified for
Fenty condones corrupt elections: He vetoed a bill passed by 10 Councilmembers that made it illegal for a candidate to pay someone for their vote!
Fenty arrived into office with a huge budget surplus that he has turned into a large deficit
He has depleted our Rainy Day Funds so he could open $400k dog parks and heat his favorite swimming pool
Over the last few years, Mayor Adrian Fenty has dipped into the city's rainy day fund to the tune of $840 million, bringing the balance in the savings account down from $1.5 billion in 2007 to just over $650 million for 2011.
Fenty risks the city’s bond rating
He leaves the country without telling anyone or leaving any one as custodian of the DC government
He has police escorts close down roads so he and his friends can bike on them
His personality: Arrogant, selfish, stubborn, has a lack of compassion
He refused to meet with Destination DC- DC’s official Tourism office. Is tourism not a big industry in DC?
He is unwilling to hear any different opinion and anyone that doesn’t agree with him
Fenty doesn’t consult with the community on ANYTHING.
Fenty has not held ONE news conference since becoming Mayor. Not one.
Fenty misses community meetings and simply says he “couldn’t make it happen”
When asked about a triple homicide, Fenty says “it could have been worse”
Fenty refuses to hand over any government records- has worst record of responding to Freedom of Information Act requests
Fenty is unable to play well with others- refuses to give City Council tickets to Nationals game
Fenty led a sketchy donation of firetrucks to the Dominican Republic. Don’t we need them?
Fenty has a poor record on juvenile justice and public safety- Kids that were in custody murdered DC Principal Brian Betts.

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