Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Thies’

Overshadowed: Vince Gray Can’t Fend Off Defeat

By the time Vince Gray arrived at Shaw’s Kennedy Recreation Center Tuesday afternoon, the word was out across the city: There weren’t any voters. That left his most devoted supporters to try and drum up some civic participation on their own.
“Would you like to say hello to the mayor?” one Gray hype man said to [...]

Thies: Blame U.S. Attorney for Gray Loss

Vince Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies blames his boss's nearly 12-point loss to Muriel Bowser in the Democratic mayoral primary yesterday on one man.
"One thing changed this election: Ron Machen," Thies said.
Speaking after Gray's concession speech to a knot of reporters, campaign workers, and Gray administration staffers in the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, Thies explained. He said the U.S. Attorney's Office's March 10 plea [...]

Bowser, Gray Tied in New Polls

With only seven days left until the primary, the District has come down with mayoral race fever, and the only cure is more polls. Two media organizations obliged today, with NBC 4 and the Washington Post both coming out with new numbers that confirm that Muriel Bowser and Vince Gray lead the field. (Washington City Paper and WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show had their own [...]

Gray, Bowser Spend More Than $1 Million Combined

 
If you didn't get paid by one of the leading District mayoral campaigns over the last two weeks, you weren't trying hard enough. Both Vince Gray and Muriel Bowser spent more than $1 million combined in just the two weeks since March 10, according to new campaign finance reports filed last night.
Tommy Wells' campaign finance report isn't available [...]

Morning Links

Colby King: Ron Machen treated Vince Gray unfairly. [Post]
Muriel Bowser tries to pull together the Gray opposition. [Post]
Bickering paramedics cause woman to leave ambulance. [NBC 4]
Some ex-prisoners back Gray. [Post]
More early voting centers open. [Post, WAMU]
The second-to-last round of Mayoral Power Rankings. [LL]
Chuck Thies, smack-talking mayoral campaign manager. [Post]

Bowser, Gray Tied in Washington City Paper/Kojo Nnamdi Show Poll

Ward 4 D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser is in a dead heat with Mayor Vince Gray in the mayoral race two weeks before the primary, a new poll commissioned by Washington City Paper and WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show reveals.
Bowser and Gray both received 27 percent of the vote in the poll of 860 likely Democratic primary voters.  The automated phone poll, conducted between [...]

Marion Barry Endorses Vince Gray In Ward 8

Pulling on a Vince Gray campaign shirt this afternoon, mayor-for-life/Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry declared that even U.S. Attorney Ron Machen can't stop Gray's re-election bid.
"He's in it to win it, regardless of what the U.S. Attorney does," Barry said.
Barry, who endorsed Gray in the basement of Matthews Memorial Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, added [...]

Northwest Current Withdraws Its Gray Endorsement

Vince Gray asked District residents last night to believe in his innocence, but the staff of the Northwest Current isn't buying it. After endorsing Gray's re-election bid last week, the paper announced today that shadow campaign financier Jeff Thompson's guilty plea has inspired them to withdraw it.
As usual, the Current's website doesn't have the editorial yet, but you can read [...]

Morning Links

Marion Barry leaves rehabilitation center, says he'll finish his D.C. Council term. [WTOP, Post, Times]
Muriel Bowser cancels a fundraiser at the home of scandal-tied Adrian Fenty pal Sinclair Skinner. [Post]
Northwest Current endorses Vince Gray. [LL]
This week's column: Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies tries to prove he can win. [LL]
Post ed board: city should consider a separate EMS department. [Post]
DC Water tells some in Upper Northwest to [...]

The Mayor’s Mouth

Mayor Vince Gray isn’t just running for re-election. He’s Muhammad Ali, pulling the rope-a-dope on his rivals like it’s the Rumble in the Jungle.
If you bring up how many of Gray’s friends are headed to prison, he’ll come back like Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, stronger than he was before. He’s Rocky Balboa facing Apollo Creed, [...]

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