D.C. officials advocate for statehood in N.H.

A D.C. delegation of Mayor Vincent C. Gray, council members, veterans and city residents tried to explain to a panel of New Hampshire legislators why the nation's capital should be recognized as the 51st state.

Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray boards an early-morning flight at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, on his way to New Hampshire to try to gain support from the state's legislators for D.C. statehood. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray boards an early-morning flight at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, on his way to New Hampshire to try to gain support from the state's legislators for D.C. statehood. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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