Loose Lips

Yvette Alexander Throws a Deep-Pocketed Fundraiser for Gray

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Heads up to city bigwigs hoping to hop aboard the Vince Gray Reelection Train: you'll want to get your checkbooks ready for Jan. 29. That's the day Ward 7 Councilmember and Gray backer Yvette Alexander is throwing a fundraiser for for the mayor, themed around his shutdown policy that "everyone is essential."

Of course, for a campaign that's reportedly trying to raise $1 million by the Jan. 31 campaign finance report, rich folks are the most essential of all. Wealthy developers Doug Jemal and Gary Rappaport are listed as co-hosts on the invitation, as are prominent District lobbyists David Wilmot and Rod Woodson.

The party, at the Ward 4 home of D.C. Hospital Association president Robert A. Malson, will also feature trash-talking former fire department spokesman Lon Walls, former Mayor Sharon Pratt, and mayoral frat bro/Maryland superlobbyist Bruce Bereano. $250 suggested minimum donation, no cash or money orders allowed.

  • debbie downer

    What has Gray done for Wards 7 and 8 in the last 3 years? Nary a crane in site over here

  • REALDC

    And now the money will start rolling in.....ha, 4 more years for Mayor Gray!!

    The rest of the field can wrap it up, its over!

    I think this fundraiser is in Ward 4...... Bowser is done!!

    One City for at least 4 more years!!

  • SEis4ME

    Hmm, I think I can scrap up at least 250 for Gray. I need to get on the guest list!

  • noodlez

    THE ONE CITY RE-UP!

  • GoldCoastKid

    Gary Rappaport?
    a huge white developer from Virginia is supporting Gray. BFD

  • STICK2YOURGUNS

    bowser was dead when she started

  • Eddy

    Mayor Gray:

    All bought and paid for. He yells "Mayor for Sale!!, Mayor of sale!!"

  • THERealDC

    I cant wait for Real DC to swallow his words. Bowser spanked that Gray booty on his home turf in Ward 8 and she gonna win April 1. We having a sale on One City pins on April 2!!

  • 50 Shades of Vince Gray

    The 2014 Graft Kickoff Party!

    If you're looking for a low class, government funded sleeze-fest be at the Malson's January 29th. Quiet conversations, winks and nods will take place at the bar while dog fighting will entertain guests out back.

    They are making it too easy for Ron Machen, even providing him with the list of usual suspects. Vince Gray and his blood sucking cronies are an embarrassment to the good people in DC who are proud to live here.

  • HUAlum71

    50 Shades,

    You read too much fiction.
    What is an embarrassment is you who don't seem so proud to live here. What is different about what Malson is hosting?

    Who are the usual suspects? I don't see Fenty, Nickles, Skinner, the chauffer, the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker crew on Fenty's list. That is who should be on Machen's list of usual suspects. Put your name on there too since you seem to know so much about what goes on at these functions.

  • noodlez

    @COMMENT #8-MAYOR GRAY LIVES IN AND WAS WARD 7 COUNCIL MEMBER. I WOULD THINK THAT WOULD BE HIS HOME TURF.

    ONE CITY BACK AT YA APRIL 2014!

  • Roscoe’s Wetsuit

    Funny that an event with Yvette is titled "Everyone is Essential", as she's the least essential council member by a long shot!

    Let's skim over the hosts, shall we?

    Sharon Pratt - worst mayor ever (yes, worse than Marion)
    Bruce Bereano - Convicted Felon, Disbarred Lawyer
    Doug Jemal - Convicted Felon
    Yvette - Fool

    Of course, some would be hosts are currently guests of the government as well.

    With friends like these, eh?

    What a mess.

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