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Posted at 2:55 PM ET, 09/ 8/2010

No regrets for Vince Gray

By Martin Austermuhle

He is well-liked by his colleagues, and he would have likely cruised to re-election as chairman of the D.C. Council, an institution that has received high marks from District residents. If he doesn't win come next Tuesday, his short, yet mostly well-received political career will likely come to a somewhat inglorious end. But for mayoral contender Vince Gray, the risks have been worth it -- he harbors no regrets at jumping in to challenge Mayor Adrian Fenty.

"I think the purpose of this has been well-served," said an introspective Gray during an interview with DCist last week at his campaign headquarters on Sixth Street NW.

"I knew when I got into this, that I was pushing all of my chips into the middle of the table, and that I was all in. It's not that I'm trying to be a martyr or anything, but I've been in the city all my life, and I knew that we weren't really going to grow in the way we could without there being a challenge on the table."

[Continue reading Martin Austermuhle's post here at DCist.]

Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Martin Austermuhle  | September 8, 2010; 2:55 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network  
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