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Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/12/2010

It's official: Orange running for council chair

By Washington Post editors

Surrounded by about a dozen supporters and campaign workers, former D.C. Council member Vincent Orange Wednesday officially declared his candidacy for council chairman, the D.C. Wire reports.

Orange said chairman Vincent C. Gray's decision to run for mayor has created a leadership void and that he has the experience to fill it. He also questioned how his Democratic rival, at-large council member Kwame R. Brown, would be able to work with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, with whom he has clashed.

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By Washington Post editors  | May 12, 2010; 12:52 PM ET
Categories:  DC  | Tags:  Adrian Fenty, District of Columbia Council, Kwame R. Brown, Mayor, Vincent C. Gray  
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The only way that a Mayor Fenty would work with a Chairman Orange would be if Orange was a blind supporter for Fenty. Brown has not clashed with Fenty. Fenty has clashed and disrespected the entire council body during his term. For Orange to suggest that he could work better with Fenty than Brown suggests that Orange will be sucking up to Fenty and that's a deal-breaker. We need a leader as chairman not a suck-up.

Posted by: DCbred | May 13, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

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