Loose Lips

Vincent Orange Launches Hefty Mailing Campaign

Vincent Orange unveiled his two campaign slogans—"Leaving No One Behind" and "Taking No One for Granted"—last week, and now he's pushing them in print. After launching at Gallaudet University's conference center, Orange's campaign is touting a 40,000-copy mailing introducing voters to Orange.

This is no one-sheet campaign lit. Instead, Orange's mailer comes in four pages of letter-sized paper, according to an Orange spokesman. The mailer starts with a picture of Orange above a long list of D.C. neighborhoods, including, inexplicably, the historic Irish-immigrant shantytown Swampoodle, which no longer exists.

Then come three more pages of Orange news and bio, with the mailer highlighting Orange's role in the minimum wage hike and food truck regulations. Other Orange favorites, including film incentives and the University of District of Columbia, also get mentions.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • Can’t Lie

    I received this piece in the mail. Very infomative and very detailed. It definitely changed my outlook on Orange and made me rethink all the candidates in the race.

    I also like his two slogans. Honestly that's what DC should be about anyway!

  • noodlez

    I GUESS THE RESUME WAS ALL DONE UP BEFORE LAST SATURDAY OR WE WOULD HAVE HAD A PICTURE OF THE PIGSTER IN THE RING AT THE LAMONT PETERSON FIGHT FAKING LIKE HE SOME SORT OF A-LISTER.

    ONES WORK SHOULD SPEAK FOR ITSELF! YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO SEND OUT A 4 PAGE MAILER WITH YOUR PICTURE AND NAME PLASTERED ON ALL 4 PAGES AS IF YOU JUST GETTING INTO LOCAL POLITICS. EACH SHEET IS REPEATING THE SAME OL SAME ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

    SO WHAT ARE FOLKS GOING TO DO WITH THE OVER 160,000 SHEETS OF PAPER? I GUESS ALL THOSE NEW SUPERCANS WILL COME IN HANDY AFTER ALL!

  • Reco

    Wow, this is impressive. The first serious campaign lit of the season. I'm no longer undecided and casual about the candidates. I really want a champion and a fighter and Lord knows we as a city deserve much better.
    This is what we need. Gray is tired and embarrassed us for too long. I'm going with Orange.

  • Smh

    Get these Orange puppets out of here with these fake comments. We know you're not real! Lol.

    @noodlez Too funny!!!!! LMAO

  • Mark

    Looks like there is a real leader for the city. Thank God! I'm tired of people moving their gums about what they've done and have nothing to back it up. At least Mr. Orange can put some meat on the bones. I'm new to the city, but I like what I see. I didn't know he was responsible for the minimum wage, why is Tommy Wells saying he did it? See, that's why we need honest leaders. Take credit for your own work, not the work of others.

  • HUAlum71

    I don't know smh, lmbao too, but what's really funny is the fact that they could only drum up two comments. I would have thought even that pitiful campaign manager Orange has could come up with more than 2 sock puppets. But then again, maybe not. LOLer.

  • He’s the best!

    Wow. This is truly impressive. I had no idea.

    Also, my best friend's sister makes $7,000 an hour working as a sock puppet from home on the internet. Find out how by checking out http://www.vincentorangejumpsuit.con

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  • DC Guy

    I wonder if the City Paper would be willing to check the IP addresses of the pro-Orange comments above. Do we have another Jonathan Rees on our hands?

  • Ahaha

    Lol some of you all sound upset that Orange doesn't fit the identity you all paint him to be. When everyone is on here sucking off Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray, no one seems to care who writes a comment. But as soon as Orange gets praise, it had to be "bots" or "select people" who chime in.

    The piece was very informative and the guy had some good ideas. Atleast he isn't issuing weak apologies like Vince Gray or telling people she isn't capable of being a great Mayor for EOTR so we need a "Deputy Mayor" like Muriel Bowser. Yall put faith in these clowns and shun someone who actually has legit ideas.

    Since you all like to talk trash, why hasnt Gray issued a statement on the fire department's unwillingness to help that 70 yr old man that had a Heart Attack and died this week.

    Your One City saviour is allowing people to die out here because the firefighters/ems crew is dismantled.

  • Get Real

    Why doesn't the mailer list the ethics training he had to take after interfering with a health dept shutdown of one of his nasty donors rat infested store on NY avenue????
    This clown has about as much chance as Reta.

  • noodlez

    @AHAHA- YOUR COMMENT #9 TYPICAL OF AN ORANGE SUPPORTER.
    LOUD, UGLY AND WRONG.

    ORANGE DOESN'T RECEIVE PRAISE. HE GETS ATTA BOYS FROM CLOWNS LIKE YOU WHO IDENTIFY WITH HIM WHO ARE ALSO CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH. YA’LL JUST SOME BAMMAS WHO CAME TO D.C. AND MADE GOOD! OKAY. AND???

    LOOK I’M NOT HATING I JUST WISH YOU CHUMPS STAY IN YOUR LANE.

    THE LATTER PART OF YOUR COMMENT REMINDS ME OF V.O.
    UGLY ON THE SURFACE AND ALWAYS USING SOMEONE ELSE'S FUCK UPS TO MAKE A CASE FOR HIMSELF. THAT IS VO'S M.O.!!! WHICH IS WHY HE WILL NEVER BE AN ALPHA OR BRAVO DOG HE AINT GOT THAT THANG IN HIM THAT SEPARATES HIMSELF FROM THE PACK.

    YO SIMPLETON MAYOR GRAY HAS SPOKEN ON THE GENTLEMAN WHO PASSED WHO DIDN’T RECEIVE IMMEDIATE TREATMENT. TO USE SOMEONE ELSE’S DEATH AS A POLITICAL TALKING POINT DOESN’T SURPRISE ME COMING FROM AN ORANGE SUPPORTER.

  • Tight Lips

    Orange is an airhead, but this was actually a good mailing piece. He spoke on some good initiatives and I like his idea of revamping the RFK Stadium area.

    @GetReal ask Harry Thomas, Kwame Brown and soon Vince Gray if they wish they received "Ethics Training". The only time I saw anybody on the council vouch for someone was when they pulled that fake ass publicity stunt and got arrested for protesting for DC Statehood (which we do not deserve at this time because we are an embarassment to clean government operations and execution).

    I think he has a good chance, just like Bowser, because Gray will not win the election.

    @Noodlez you are all bark and no bite. Lay off the caps lock will ya. P.S. its 2014, no one says "bamma" anymore except DJ Big John from WKYS. He makes it sound cool, you just make it sound archaic. But you probably still have a sony walkman, listen to Do In Da Butt, and still keep newspapers from when the Redskins last won the Super Bowl.

    Lame Ass...

  • Cleveland Park

    All the candidates are terrible this time around.

    I give Orange respect because he lost all that weight.

    I like Bowser, but if you need a Deputy Mayor, you shouldn't be running.

    Gray, he abandoned Ward 7 & 8. I wish they weren't apart of DC Anyway. I'll vote for him because he is the type to turn his back on people for those with money.

    My uncle works for the corporate side of Wal-Mart and we were so happy he decided not to give DC residents more money from our pockets!

    Have A Good Day!

  • noodlez

    @TIGHT LIPS- YOU ARE OBVIOUS A VIRGIN SO LET ME POP YOUR CHERRY. HOLD UP I KNOW YOU ARE NOT GETTING AT ME ABOUT MY USE OF THE WORD BAMMA WHEN U DROPPING "ALL BARK NO BITE"??

    LAME ASS?? I'M NOT THE ONE MAKING LAME ASS COMMENTS STATING THE CANDIDATE I SUPPORT GOTTA GOOD CHANCE TO WIN. NOW IF YOU MEAN COMING IN LAST AS A "GOOD CHANCE" THEN MR PIGSTER GOT A HELLAVA GOOD CHANCE.

    FYI-THAT IS SOME LAME ASS SHIT AND THAT IS THE TYPE OF SUPPORT VINCENT ORANGE GOT. VOTE FOR ORANGE! WE NOT LEAVING YOU BEHIND BECAUSE WE WANT YOU AND YOUR LAME ASS SUPPORT.

    SLIM YOU GOTTA BE CONFIDENT!!! HERE YA GO. TRY THIS ON. MAYOR GRAY WILL WIN THE 2014 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY FOR MAYOR.

    BUT HEY YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT ONE THING I STILL GOT MY COPY OF WASHPOST FROM JAN 26, 1992. HTTR!

  • GA Ave Resident

    Gray all the way until Machen proves otherwise!

    I'd take Orange over Trout Mouth Bowser anyday!

    Long Live EOTR!

  • Tight Lips

    @Noodlez save all the bully rhetoric for someone else. Gray couldnt even win an endorsement in Ward 8. That speak volumes, especially when you have "Chuck Thies" as your manager.

    Everyone who was loyal to Gray, he dogged them badly. You seem to be a thorn in everyone's side on this board, you and Gray seem like the perfect match!

    Popping someone's cherry??? It's safe to say your a creep dude!

  • noodlez

    @TIGHT-BULLY RHETORIC??? THORN IN EVERYONE SIDE??? YO SLIM YOU NEED TO MAN UP! OR WOMAN UP!!! I MISSED THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT EVERY CONVO AND COMMENT ON WASHCITYPAPER MUST BE CORDIAL.

    LET ME LET YOU IN ON A LIL SECRET I'M ACTUALLY FOR DODGEBALL IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BECAUSE IT TEACHES YOU SEVERAL LIFE SKILLS AS A CHILD SOME OF WHICH YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T HAVE. YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK OUT SOME ADULT LEAGUES IN THE AREA SO YOU CAN CATCH UP TO MY SONY WALKMAN USING, DOIN DA BUTT LISTENING TO OLD NEWSPAPER READING LAME ASS.

    OHH YEAH THIS IS 2014 NO ONE HAS SAID "CREEP DUDE" SINCE 1982. JUST THOUGHT I LET YOU KNOW.

  • LOOSELIPS

    I don't usually get into these BNF w/folks but reading @noodlez comments, I guess that pretty much describes his mentality WEAK! Anyone who would call themselves noodles is a stringy, white, piece of processed waste. Having said that, its clear that @noodlez would prefer a slim like gray because it adds the sauce he needs for flavor. JT will roll on gray instead of doing time for gray. So, if your corruption is on vo for helping out a DC Taxpaying citizen over a slimy "i didn't know anything" paleface, then your politics are as simple as your name. and i read the piece, what can gray actually take credit for other than the poor schools in his own ward? all the economic development occurring is a result of Williams/Fenty. All gray has done is signed off on what was already in the process of getting done. Now he could of stop it, but he was at least smart enough to let it proceed, although he hasn't done a damn thing for his own ward. unemployment, education, jobs, are still missing from the very place he should have given the most too. so hate on the other candidates, but please don't stand up and try to defend a bum like gray as actually doing something. if you know anything about politics, its the out years that produce the results, and if you think that all these development projects happened overnight, you're about as thin and the noodle you call yourself. GO HAWKS!!!!

  • HUAlum71

    From Tight Lips to LOOSELIPS: Damn, can you be a little more creative? But hey......whatever thrill ya!!

    Just remember one thing, Vince Gray is now and will be the next Mayor of Washington DC in spite of the haters who won't acknowledge his good works for some hidden resentments of their own that they either have forgotten or are too ashamed to openly discuss.

    Most likely they didn't get the real memo about how well the city is being run in spite of the negative things being said about a man who is doing an excellent job.

    It's interesting to note that very few of the obviously White commenters have enough sense to sit back and ltwao at you dumb ass niggahs showing how stupid you are.

  • HUAlum71

    And for clarity.....you dumb ass niggahs know who you are.
    And also, remember all niggahs ain't black.

    How can a Tight Lips mofo or a Loose Lip wanna-be complain about anyone else's handle?

    Talk about WEAK mentalities?

  • Tight Lips

    First off, I dont know who in the hell "LooseLips" the person who made that comment is, but I can assure you that I do not know that person.

    I don't think Orange is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I also do not agree with the way this site paints him to be more untrustworthy than the other CMs.

    Kwame Brown & Adrian Fenty were both selected over Orange in their respective elections and you see how corrupt and fake they were.

    If yall praise those clowns but drag Orange through the mud, I just don't see how that seems logical.

  • schoolman

    HUAlum71:

    LooseLips and TightLips both make very significant points.

    When J. Thompson is indicted, its going to be over for Gary - JT will not go to jail to protect Gray. I believe that the US Attorney's Office will offer Thompson a deal which requires that he come totally clean or else. Then he'll give "up the goods" on Gray. Then Gray will accept a plea bargain and bow out of the race. This will allow him to save face.

    I can hear Gray's speech now ... "Citizen's of my beloved city, I have decided to withdraw as a candidate. Although I didn't commit a crime, I have decided not to put the City, or myself, through the rigors of a long trial."

    And yes, he has repeatedly claimed as his own accomplishments, work performed by previous Mayors. He's done - he's a washed up "has been." He is nothing more than a ribbon cutter.

  • neo/dino

    ejcoleman, you seem to be more informed than US Attorney Machen. And for your information, since there have been no charges levied, and no indictment handed down, your Freudian Slips are worth much more than your beliefs.

  • noodlez

    TO THE COMMENTER OF #18 I USUALLY DON'T CORRECT SPELLING BUT IN THIS CASE THE SPELLING AND DEFINITION OF MY HANDLE IS ALL WRONG.

    AS TO BEING WEAK I AM NOT THE ONE SUCCUMBING TO WORDS ON A WEBSITE BY DISPLAYING AN IGNORANT FORM OF EXPRESSION BECAUSE NOT ONLY IS YOUR COMMENT SOME SORRY ASS SONG AND DANCE AS IF YOU SOME UP TO DATE KNOWLEDGEABLE MOFO IT IS THE ESSENCE OF WHY MAYOR GRAY WILL WIN REELECTION BECAUSE YOU AND THE OTHER HATERS DON'T HAVE ONE ISSUE THAT IS CONCRETE TO STAND ON AND PROCLAIM WHY HE SHOULDN'T BE MAYOR AGAIN.

    THE CITY IS FLUSH WITH CASH.
    FOLKS ARE GETTING SOME WORK WHICH IS BETTER THAN NO WORK.
    EDUCATION HAS FINALLY REC'D SOME YEARLY CONSISTENCY.
    OTHER THAN THE H ST STREETCAR THE CITY IS ADVANCING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

    SO GO AHEAD AND KEEP ON WHINING WHILE WE KEEP ON TRUCKING.

    THE ONE CITY RE-UP APRIL 2014.

  • HUAlum71

    @18: HMMMMM, wonder if you and the haters gave Marion Barry all of that DAP you givin' Tony and Nickles? (Opps, excuse me. I meant to type Fenty).

    Care to list what was in the economic development process throughout his 4 terms by the time those two got elected. Williams is someone I greatly respect and admire.

    The rest of you Ass Wipes can flush it during the Super Bowl pit stops.

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