Posts Tagged ‘Marion Barry’

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 [...]

Campaigning in Ward 8, Marion Barry Thinks Low Turnout Helps Vince Gray

Recovering from his recent hospitalization isn't stopping four-term mayor Marion Barry from trying to win a second term for Vince Gray. The mayor-for-life turned Ward 8 D.C. councilmember is spending the afternoon hitting polling places.
While he's seeing a lot of his ward, the trouble is that Barry hasn't run into many voters today. When Barry [...]

Marion Barry on Muriel Bowser: “The Post Called Her Adrian Fenty’s Protégé. We’ve Been There and Done That.”

Supporters of Mayor Vince Gray are passing out this literature at some precincts, featuring a letter by Ward 8 D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry defending Gray against accusations of corruption and attacking Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, who polls show is Gray's closest rival. LL picked this one up at Hendley Elementary School, at 4th and Chesapeake streets SE.
Some [...]

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Mayoral candidates face weather, low turnout ahead of primary. [Post, Times]
School lottery information expected to be released today. [Post]
The Vince Gray motorcade hits the streets on a rainy weekend. [LL]
Gray campaign spends $5,000 on crafty Express ad buy. [Post]
Deep-pocketed donors flock to Muriel Bowser. [Post]
Gray-backed "Muriel Not Ready" campaign releases a new video. [LL]
Gray tops the latest Mayoral Power Rankings. [LL]
Voters [...]

Equipped With Megaphones, Gray Motorcades Hit the Streets

Vince Gray campaign manager Chuck Thies likes to talk about his organization's high-tech database of likely voters, but his candidate spent Saturday afternoon on a more old-school campaign tactic. In a move reminiscent of the mayoral campaigns of Gray supporter Marion Barry, multiple convoys of Gray supporters equipped with megaphones cruised the city urging passers-by to vote for Gray.
“People [...]

Vince Gray Says He Won’t Leave Office if Indicted

If U.S. Attorney Ron Machen wants to get Vince Gray out of the mayoral suite, he'll have to do more than indict him. In an appearance on NewsChannel 8 today, Gray said that he won't resign from office if he's charged in connection with the 2010 shadow campaign to get him elected.
"I’m not going to walk away [...]

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 [...]

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Marion Barry endorses Vince Gray this afternoon. [LL, Post, WAMU]
David Catania introduces special education bill. [Post, WAMU]
Gray supporter Alice Rivlin not sure what to believe about mayor. [Post]
Mary Cheh bill would provide free school lunches for poor kids on snow days. [Post]
Columbia Heights young people uninterested in District politics. [Post]
City will swap land for Brookland Green. [LL]

Marion Barry Endorsing Vince Gray Tomorrow

Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry will endorse Vince Gray for another term tomorrow afternoon. The announcement, which starts at 1 p.m., will be held at Matthews Memorial Baptist in Barry's Ward 8.
With the endorsement of Ward 7's Yvette Alexander locked up since the day he announced, the endorsement tomorrow from the Ward 8 councilmember will give Gray support from both of the east-of-the-Anacostia-River [...]

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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 [...]