The Pitch Set Me Up
Mayor Vince Gray courted voters (and some controversy) last week when he accepted an endorsement from Marion Barry. But Gray isn't the only candidate getting some help from bold-faced names in the mayor's race. Her are some of the other famous and sort-of-famous names making endorsements this year.
Claim to Fame: Actor
Candidate: Andy Shallal
Endorsement Duties: Whipped up Shallal supporters at a Ward 8 town hall
Claim to Fame: One third of Peter Paul and Mary who co-wrote "Puff the Magic Dragon"
Endorsement Duties: Sang Shallal-themed versions of '60s folk songs at a fundraiser
Claim to Fame: Neo-noir D.C. crime novelist
Endorsement Duties: Read education-themed passages from one of his books to Shallal supporters
Claim to Fame: Former Houston Rockets and Maryland Terrapins player
Candidate: Muriel Bowser
Endorsement Duties: Headlined a fundraiser
Claim to Fame: Former White House butler (but not that butler)
Candidate: Jack Evans
Endorsement Duties: Accepted a ceremonial resolution from Evans
Claim to Fame: Top chef contestant and fast casual restaurant magnate
Candidate: Tommy Wells
Endorsement Duties: Threw a pool party fundraiser for Wells at the Capitol Skyline Hotel
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