Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray (center) arrives with D.C. Council members and D.C. citizens at the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord, N.H., on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, to try to gain support for D.C. statehood. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: Andrew Harnik

Washington Mayor Vincent C. Gray (center) arrives with D.C. Council members and D.C. citizens at the New Hampshire Statehouse in Concord, N.H., on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, to try to gain support for D.C. statehood. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)