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Vincent Orange Will Also Respond to Vince Gray’s State of the District Address

Vince Gray's mayoral challengers can't stop talking about last night's State of the District speech. Muriel Bowser responded on D.C. community television, and Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal did his own event on something called Vonvo.

Tonight, At-Large Councilmember and mayoral hopeful Vincent Orange will take the airwaves for yet another response to Gray's speech. Orange's speech from Ward 5's Brooks Mansion starts at 7 p.m. on DCTV. (As a strategic matter, LL isn't sure why a candidate would take time out of campaigning to go on public-access TV the day after Gray's speech, but then again, LL isn't running Orange's campaign.)

There's one reason to think Orange will go beyond his usual, couplet-heavy stump speeches: Since being fingered as a recipient of help from scandal ringleader Jeff Thompson on Monday, Orange has started to make some portentous announcements.

In a forum this morning on NewsChannel 8, Orange mentioned cryptically that something needs to happen in the next seven days, or U.S. Attorney Ron Machen will take "the next step." Now that's must-see TV.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • Tight Lips

    I will just read the transcript tomorrow, but I do think this is interesting being as though VO is viewed as a "corrupt bullfrog".

    Thompson said that both Orange and Linda Cropp didnt know that he carried out the illegal operation.

    Thompson ALSO said Gray knew about the operation in regards to the Mayor's race.

    This race is goinbg to be one for the history books!

  • WARD4NDC

    No one cares to hear what this 'Bull Frog' has to say!

  • S.E.

    "Yeah.....I took Thompson's money also"

  • Tight Lips

    @Ward4 atleast Bullfrog isn't going to Jail!

    If Gray wins, Phil Mendelson will be Mayor.

    So good luck with that!

  • WARD4NDC

    LOL@Tight Lips; They all need to go to prison.

  • Tight Lips

    lol @ Ward4 thats a tough one. The only one who really needs to go is Gray.

    The criminal already said Orange didnt know.

    Let the guy live lol.

  • orange is the new gray area

    he always has been a me too kinda guy.

    he can do no other, it is his nature.

  • Ward 6 Voter

    I tuned into Orange's address last night. He actually did a good job in identifying the issues that plague our city and how they can be fixed.

    It was a better address than what Gray & Bowser had.

  • Abominable Dr. Phibes

    I respond as follows: "who put that pubic hair on my sammich?"

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