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  • Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray delivers his concession speech on election night at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill after losing to Muriel Bowser, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Scandal-weary D.C. voters send Mayor Gray packing

    D.C. voters, weary of the shadow of corruption and federal investigation that clouded the administration of Vincent C. Gray seemingly from his first day in office, rejected the mayor's bid for a second term, choosing instead a two-term council member and political protege of the man he ousted four years ago.

  • SIMMONS: Mayor Gray has only himself to outrun in campaign

    After studying the tea leaves, Vincent C. Gray has decided to make another run in the race for mayor of the nation's capital.

  • SIMMONS: Paging Mayor Gray in search of a decision

    Several of the people who have announced their candidacy for mayor of the District are more worthy of vooters' attention that others. But first, I'd like to shout out to our current mayor, Vincent C. Gray, who is being a bit coy about his decision to run for a second term.

  • Howard L. Brooks (right), an aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, makes his way to a waiting car after pleading guilty Thursday in federal court to lying about furtive campaign payments to candidate Sulaimon Brown before the 2010 Democratic primary for mayor. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Prosecutors won't seek jail time for Gray aide cooperating in probe

    Citing his "substantial assistance" to their ongoing investigation, federal prosecutors on Monday said they are not seeking prison time for an aide to Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign who admitted he paid a minor mayoral candidate with the hope he would stay in the race and bash incumbent Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

  • As council chairman, Vincent C. Gray took the lead in voting down the contract award, thus necessitating a rebid, according to the memo. (The Washington Times)

    Memo tells of politics, power for D.C. lottery deal

    A previously unexamined internal memo drafted by the Greek gambling firm that won the District of Columbia's $38 million-a-year lottery contract in 2008 and again after a rebid a year later offers an inside view of a toxic climate that prompted the vendor to spend more time worrying about local political machinations than about the lottery itself.

  • After introducing his "One City Action Plan" on Wednesday, Mayor Vincent C. Gray got testy with reporters at the Wilson Building. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    In Gray’s defense, he’s getting good at defending himself

    For the third time in as many days, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray stood at a podium on Wednesday to highlight the District's progress during his tenure — a defiant stand less than a week after his attorney rebuked the media's "rush to judgment" over a shadow-campaign scandal that has besmirched Mr. Gray's first 18 months in office.

  • The Rev. Graylan Hagler (left) talks with Deborah Harris of Washington, a supporter of D.C Mayor Vincent C. Gray, during a faith-based rally on the front steps of the John A. Wilson Building in Washington on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Supporters called upon the crowd and the public not to rush to judgment, as three D.C. Council members have openly called for Mr. Gray's resignation in light of the scandal surrounding his 2010 election campaign. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Supporters rally around D.C. Mayor Gray

    A diverse gathering of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's supporters raised their voices —and their megaphones — in prayer and song at a rally in front of city hall on Wednesday, evoking religious teachings and the right to due process to defend a man who has been labeled either an election-swindler or an innocent victim of his surrogates' sins.

  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray is surrounded as he answers reporters' questions about campaign operative Jeanne C. Harris who pleaded guilty Tuesday to funneling undocumented campaign funds to his campaign. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Three on D.C. Council ask Mayor Gray to resign

    Three D.C. Council members called on embattled Mayor Vincent C. Gray to resign Wednesday, just hours after he defended his integrity in his first public comments since federal prosecutors outlined a politically damaging "shadow" effort by members of his 2010 campaign.

  • In a guilty plea Tuesday, Jeanne Harris, 75, admitted she funneled the undocumented campaign funds through one of her companies and culled "straw donors" who contributed to the Gray campaign in their names but were reimbursed for their donations. (Raymond Thompson/The Washington Times)

    'Shadow' campaign for D.C. Mayor Gray detailed

    D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's 2010 campaign took part in a secret and illegal effort that funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to the candidate — a scheme the city's top prosecutor on Tuesday said "compromised" the election.

  • ** FILE ** D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (The Washington Times)

    Campaign money orders to cease?

    Nearly a quarter-million dollars in money orders have helped keep D.C. campaigns flush with cash in recent years, benefiting some of the same city politicians now considering all but banning the donations after a raid on the office of a prominent political patron.

  • A 6-foot fence installed in 2008 at the home of D.C. Council President Vincent C. Gray in the Hillcrest section of Southeast Washington. (The Washington Times)

    IN OTHER WORDS: Revisiting 'cronyism' in D.C.

    Forget Sulaimon Brown a minute. For us, the questions started with a fence — a 6-foot, black, aluminum fence built around D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's Hillcrest home.

  • Council member Vincent B. Orange is one of the D.C. politicians who have reportedly received funds related to Jeffrey E. Thompson. (The Washington Times)

    Raid on political donor shakes D.C. government

    The full intent of a federal raid late Friday on an influential D.C. political donor's home and offices remains unclear, but by Monday the potential fallout of the incident reverberated through city hall, the campaign trail and a long-shot effort to recall the city's top elected officials.

  • SIMMONS: Have faith, maybe Gray will yet meet with religious advisers

    Are you bearing witness to the social revolution? The Bible-thumping and the Koran-burning?

  • SIMMONS: A few caveats as calls grow to throw out Gray, Brown

    If disgruntled D.C. voters want to recall the city's mayor, Vincent C. Gray, and its chief lawmaker, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, they face an uphill but, for two main reasons, surmountable climb.

  • Millionaire developer R. Donahue Peebles. (Associated Press)

    Developer considers financing Gray recall vote

    Millionaire developer R. Donahue Peebles, the man who considered a run for mayor in 2010, says he wants to see and might be willing to finance the recall of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, along with other elected officials.

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