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Rivals Adrian M. Fenty and Vincent C. Gray haven't agreed on much in the months leading up to Tuesday's D.C. mayoral showdown, but last-ditch get-out-the-vote efforts of both campaigns underscore their common task ahead of the vote: Close the racial divide.
D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray said Thursday that he will ask authorities to investigate allegations that his opponent, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, offered jobs to some people if they cast ballots for him in early voting.
D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray said Thursday that he will ask authorities to investigate allegations that his opponent, Mayor Adrian Fenty, offered jobs to some people if they cast ballots for him in early voting.
The three leading candidates seeking the Democratic Party nod to be the next mayor of Washington are black, yet the issue of race and racial divisions remains an inescapable theme in the campaign as voters prepare for Tuesday's primaries.
D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray prides himself on loyalty and longevity in his relationships, relying for advice on a small cadre of confidants and friends who are also established figures in D.C. politics.
Jobs. The one-syllable word remains a central theme in D.C. elections, where two Democrats, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, are vying to remain employed as the employment situation for other residents remains grim.
D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty on Wednesday apologized for his aloof management style, vowing to do better by the city's residents as he tried to use the latest one-on-one debate to cut into the considerable polling lead that D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray is riding into the Sept. 14 Democratic primary.
Curious whom D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray met with as he pondered and then embarked on a run for mayor?
A staunch ally of D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty defended the activities of his anti-violence group Peaceoholics and its receipt of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds, dismissing a probe by the Office of the D.C. Auditor as an electoral ploy.