Posts Tagged ‘mayoral race 2010’

Peter Nickles Likes the Caps Button

If past statements are any indication, D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles is out of a job once the new mayoral regime takes power. He could also be in trouble with his profession, as Nickles is being investigated by the D.C. Bar in connection to a potential conflict of interest.
If [...]

Welcome to the Go-Go Rights Movement

Go-go has admitted defeat. Challenger Vincent Gray has proved more powerful than Chocolate City's homegrown musical genre. Artist Chi Ali is part of a group of go-go musicians that supported Mayor Adrian Fenty for re-election under the banner "Go-Go 4 Fenty." By phone, Ali says he's disappointed about the election's results, but [...]

Adrian Fenty Kinda, Sorta Tries To Concede

It's all about process, now.
At 2:37 a.m., Fenty campaign spokesman Sean Madigan is one of the last people to exit the campaign's headquarters. He walks past the small crop of empty green chairs and admits finally what the last of the reporters have been waiting to hear: Fenty is going to concede.
"We reached out to the [...]

Have You Seen Adrian Fenty?

A couple of hours ago, Mayor Adrian Fenty just vanished. He got into his Navigator and drove off, whereabouts unknown. He was wearing a crisp white button-down with the sleeves rolled up. He had on a dark red tie. His head was shaved. He had an entourage of a driver and a really nice bodyguard. [...]

Fenty Finds Undecided Voter, And Lots Of Children

I rejoin Mayor Adrian Fenty in front of the 4th District police station—next to his campaign headquarters. He's decided to take a late morning stroll along Georgia Avenue NW to high-five Green Teamers, hug potential supporters, and teach school children about photo ops.
I do not hang out with Fenty usually. So I have no sense [...]

Live Blogging Adrian Fenty On Morning Joe!

It's 6:41 a.m. Fenty is next on Morning Joe. He's about to get asked all sorts of halfway knowledgeable questions about how this big-city mayor is way down in the polls. The chattering class suddenly gives a shit about our little mayoral primary. Why is Fenty on national television right now, instead of trying to [...]

Mayor Fenty Begins Day With A Pep Rally

This is perhaps the most genuine collection of Fenty supporters ever assembled. They have ignored all the polls, woken up before dawn, driven to the mayor's campaign headquarters on Georgia Avenue wearing their crisp Green Team shirts, and now gather in an airless room to listen to their mayor make his case one more time. [...]

The Decided: It’s Gray’s Day

Today’s Event: Since last week, I've reached out to favorite sources and in-the-know friends. Almost all of them tell me I should vote for Mayor Adrian Fenty. One source works in the schools and has had her battles with the teacher's union. Another has done amazing detective work on Vincent Gray's ties to some convicted [...]

Gray Crank Call Allegation Updated (Finally)!

On August 10, Vincent Gray's campaign announced that they had been the victim of a crank caller. The day will probably not go down in infamy, nor will it even rank very high in our local history of dirty tricks. (This does not come close, for example, to former Maryland Gov. Bobby Haircut's 2006 election [...]