Loose Lips

Fenty Supporters to Host Party for Gray

The "Kiss the Ring" party now has a date.

On Oct 13, some of Mayor Adrian Fenty's closest and strongest supporters, including his campaign chairman Bill Lightfoot, campaign treasurer Ben Soto, Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, and developer Chris Donatelli, are set to host a "congratulatory reception" (read: fundraiser) in honor of Vincent Gray, according to a flyer LL picked up at Gray's HQ this morning.

Other Fenty donors on the list of co-hosts: Darryl Wiggins, a local businessman who has been a long-time Fenty supporter, former Board of Zoning Appeals head George Griffis, and developers Elinor Bacon and Monty Hoffman.

Lightfoot tells LL that Bowser (who LL noted must be feeling nervous about her own re-election chances after the thumpin' Fenty took in Ward 4) was the "driving force" behind the event.

"She wants to send a clear message" that she is squarely behind Gray, Lightfoot said.

The party is set for 7 p.m. Oct 13 at the Inntown Uptown Inn on 14th Street NW, and the flyer reminds guests to "please make checks payable to 'Gray for Mayor' $2,000 is the maximum for individual, corporate and PAC contributions."

Lightfoot tells LL that the party's attendees won't be going just "to shake [Gray's] hand," but will have open and willing checkbooks.

Not on the list: Ron Moten.

  • larry

    Skip the parties, fools. (Bowser) Start addressing the lack of accountability and start some independent investigations. There's a lot of ground to cover. Is. Ms. Bowser going to be behaving like a pig at this event too? "WORD"

  • *******

    Could it be that Mr. Lightfoot is finally getting on the good foot?

  • http://ABF ABF

    BOWSER CAN BRING MICHAEL JACKSON BACK FROM THE DEAD, HAVE HIM PERFORM FOR FREE AT THE VERIZON CENTER AND STILL WILL NOT WIN AGAIN!

  • downtown rez

    The above comment brought to you by the love child of noodlez and ABM. And PCP.

  • KW

    This will not get her reelected. No way no how. She is done no matter what she does. It is too late I can't wait for 2012.

  • WARD4NDC

    As a life long Ward 4 D.C. resident and a native Washingtonian, I can tell you Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser days are numbered on the Council of the District of Columbia. Ward 4 voters know, Muriel Bowser was a puppet for King Fenty on the Council of the District of Columbia and she supported every piece of legislation King Fenty tried to get passed through the D.C. Council. Everywhere I go in Ward 4, Safeway, CVS, barber shop, church, ANC meetings, on the streets, and in the hood, Ward 4 voters are saying they dislike Bowser and her unprofessional behavior by supporting King Adrian M. Fenty. I have no comment on the elitist William Bill Lightfoot. As I see it, Bill Lightfoot didn't represent me and most D.C. voters during his tenure on the Council of the District of Columbia. If I am not mistaken, the District went under a federal Control Board put in place by the Congress during Bill Lightfoot time on the D.C. Council.

  • DCNatives

    KW, I agree with you and I guess Bowser thinks kissing up to Gray will save her 2012--I think not!

  • Joe

    Good to see who was really with the team...write in Fenty Nov 2!!

  • New GREEN Machine

    This all reeks of Lorraine Green and her Lobbyist cronies...the NEW Green Machine.

  • candycane1

    The day of working for Fenty and not the constituents that put you there are over. The rudeness and dismissiveness days are over. It's time for Bowser to go.

  • nunyabiz

    Bowser and her staff are siddity and ineffective. It's time to get rid of her and the plastic grin that alternates with the arogant sneer.

  • noodlez

    @downtown rez THIS IS WCP NOT DCIST! YOU HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT? THAT BS WAS A HARD 3 OUTTA 10. 3'S ON THE SCALE DONT RATE OVER HERE AND YOU KNOW THAT.

    THIS IS WHAT IM GOING TO DO. IMA LET YOU SCORE THE LAY-UP AND LAUGH ON THE WAY BACK DOWN. WHY?? CAUSE YOU OLD SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHUCK'S LACED UP TIGHT ALONG WITH ACE BANDAGES WRAPPED AROUND YOUR KNEES SHOOTING LAY-UPS OFF THE WRONG FOOT. NEXT TIME IM SEND THAT SHIT BACK TO DUPONT VIA AIR MAIL 1980'S PATRICK EWING @ G'TOWN STYLE.

    YOU KNOW I GO HARD IN THA MUTHA FUCKIN PAINT!! LEAVE YA STANKIN! WHAT YA THINKAN!!! YOU KNOW BETTER THAN TA BRING THAT WEAK ASS SHIT IN HERE.

    ONE CITY!!

  • http://ABF ABF

    Stick a fork in her cause she is DONE!...WE DON'T WANT HER...She should save herself some enbarrassing moments because many are waiting to tear her to pieces. She can kiss up to Gray all she wants but hopefully Gray won't forget the names she called him, the names she called his son, and how she said this city would go DOWN with Gray.

  • Bill

    This continuous stream of hate is getting old. Gray has not even been elected and already has a budget-money shortage crisis. Let's see how he deals with it! This over spending was brought to you by the DC City Council where Gray is still as Chairman. Bowser is a smart lady and good for the city, doesn't matter who got her to run for the office in the first place. She is more than Fenty's mouthpiece and represents her ward, unlike Barry and some of the other councilmembers.

  • BRYAN

    Oh my! The ass kissing is in full force. Unfortunately for Bowser, this event won't mean a thing in 2012. She has spent her time on the council kissing Fenty's ass and it will not be forgotten. We don't want an ass kisser representing the Ward 4 community. Enjoy this and all other event while they last Bowser, cause your days are numbered!

  • Southeast Resident

    Bill, you fool! The deficit was brought by Michelle Rhee overspending the DCPS budget by $25 million, since she can't manage money or the school system, and the shortfall in tax collections. It was not Chairman Gray's fault. Since contractors get the bulk of the money in DC due to Mr. Fenty, that is where the bulk of the $175 million shortfall should be taken from. First, Council should revoke all of those no bid sole source contracts that Mr. Fenty gave out including to his frat brothers and associates. Second, the dollars or agreements should be cut to any DC contractor not meeting the First source requirements for employing DC residents. This would address the outflow of DC tax dollars to Maryland and Virginia. Lastly, $25 million in DCPS should be cut. This would be done by firing the poor performing management contractor for Anacostia High including cancelling any other of these agreements that exist, cancelling the hiring of "superintedents in waiting (to save over $1.3 million)", getting rid of all of Ms. Rhee's consultants, and getting rid of most of Ms. Rhee's overpaid central administration staff. Once these things are done the deficit will be addressed and the city can move to getting a surplus as DC starts taxing the income of the 67% of DC government employees who don't live in town. Yes, Gray will make sure that things get fixed and clean up the Fenty mess!

  • ward4 gets new council member

    Bill....ARE YOU ON DOPE??? This chick does nothing...but now she is returning calls, emails, I even heard that people who have request that date back to 2 years for one resident and 9 months for another have got done. SO WHAT now since Fenty lost she wants to be responsive. Yesterday the young ladies that work security in the Wilson building even stated that NOW bowser speaks to them, when prior to Fenty's loss she never spoke. Most woman at the District Building will tell you that they do not like her and she has been nasty to them since she has been there...Now if 1 or 2 people said this then maybe think it could be something else...but when they ALL say the samething at different times in different conversations it must be some truth. So now she has eaten the pie...HUMBLE PIE she speaks to the nice little security guards who she never spoke to before. Now she is fixing things in the ward that have been broken for years, now she thinks we the residents of ward 4 are crazy...there are even council members who will say bowser can't win and guess what SHE WON'T!

  • Southeast Resident

    Ward 4, yeah, take care of your business! I bet Bowser has the ears on her big head open now! Don't save her, show her the door! You should get behind one strong candidate soon and give him your money to make sure that she gets knocked off. Before King Fenty was thrown off his throne, all she could see was herself and him, all she could hear was herself and him, and all she could talk about was herself and him. Now you make sure that she has a place right beside him out on the curb! Hey, Peaceaholics need some professional beggars since the DC government well has run dry. Fenty and Bowser fit the bill!

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