SIMMONS: Day lets loose inner Newt

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That is why, when it comes spending, Mr. Day is still doing his homework in preparation for setting himself apart from the Democratic crowd during the upcoming Ward 5 debates.

“So far I’ve tracked $6.7 million [in misspending] since 2010,” he said.

That’s truly intriguing, since it reaches back to Mayor Vincent C. Gray as council chairman, when Mr. Gray was the hammer that eventually nailed Adrian Fenty’s coffin.

The theme: irresponsible spending and over-taxation.

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Deborah Simmons

Deborah Simmons

Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of ...

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