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  • Gray, Bowser to attend Democratic unity breakfast

    The District of Columbia's Democratic Party says Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser will be attending a breakfast intended to promote party unity.

  • Taking the next steps: "We take no voters for granted," Muriel Bowser says in a post-primary speech. Political observers predict a bruising battle for D.C. mayor against David A. Catania in November. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    D.C. mayoral hopefuls set for contentious race

    Two D.C. Council members will face off in an unusual contested general election for mayor in November, giving the candidates seven months to try to re-energize voters, who appeared apathetic and turned out in small numbers for Tuesday's primary election.

  • Muriel Bowser defeats Gray in DC mayoral primary

    Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago.

  • DC mayoral nominee: Democrats must come together

    The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says she's taking nothing for granted as she prepares for the general election and that the party needs to come together to ensure her victory in November.

  • DC mayoral nominee can't breeze to victory

    Muriel Bowser's decisive victory in the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city's eighth mayor, but she can't expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.

  • D.C. mayoral candidate and council member Muriel Bowser watches returns at her election night watch party in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Bowser is the top challenger to Mayor Vincent Gray. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Scandal-weary voters boot DC mayor from office

    Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren't nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership.

  • Maia Yeboah, right, and others watch as Muriel Bowser delivers her victory speech before Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray delivered his concession speech on election night at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill after losing to Ms. Bowser, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Bowser's D.C. primary victory caps speedy rise to political prominence

    D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser's victory Tuesday in the District's Democratic mayoral primary caps a rise from relative obscurity seven years ago to front-runner status in the general election.

  • 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.

  • The race to be the next mayor of D.C. turns largely on scandal

    Voters in Washington, D.C., will take to the polls Tuesday to choose a Democratic nominee for mayor, a process that largely turns on whether residents believe they are better off with an incumbent shrouded in scandal or that the city needs a change in leadership.

  • D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser, one of seven Democrats trying to unseat the incumbent District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray in next week's primary, leaves a house, as she goes knocking door-to-door campaigning on Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, Thursday, March 27, 2014. Loyalists are rallying around the mayor, and few are writing him off. But his troubles have provided an opening for one of his challengers, and D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser appears to be taking advantage. Two polls released a week before the primary showed Bowser in a statistical tie with Gray.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Amid scandal, some seek alternative to DC mayor

    The defining moment of a bizarre election season in the nation's capital wasn't provided by Mayor Vincent Gray or any of the seven Democrats trying to unseat him in next week's primary. Instead, it came from the city's top prosecutor.

  • DC mayor has most campaign money left to spend

    With a week left before the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary, Mayor Vincent Gray has more money left to spend than any of his rivals.

  • Washington Post endorses Bowser for DC mayor

    The Washington Post has endorsed D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser in the city's Democratic mayoral primary.

  • Councilwoman Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) speaks to reporters before a Committee of the Whole Meeting at the Wilson Building, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 4, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    SIMMONS: Women set themselves apart in D.C. mayor's race

    If you're interested in reading tit-for-tat rhetoric being spewed in the "war on women," this isn't the column for you today.

  • D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, Ward 6 Democrat and a candidate for mayor, wouldn't wade into personnel decisions involving the demotion of fire department Deputy Chief John Donnelly, though he praised his work at the Frager's Hardware fire. (The Washington Times)

    Pot decriminalization bill advances in D.C. Council

    A D.C. Council committee on Wednesday gave its unanimous approval to legislation that decriminalizes possession of marijuana in the city — making it a civil offense punishable by a $25 fine.

  • April Taylor of Upper Marlboro buys items with her son Jarhon Taylor on the opening day of the Wal-Mart on Georgia Avenue in Northwest D.C. Ms. Taylor said she came to the opening for the special deals that had been advertised. The store was one of two in the city that welcomed customers Wednesday. (associated press)

    Wal-Mart greets first customers in D.C.

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray cut a ceremonial ribbon Wednesday morning marking the opening of the first Wal-Mart in the District alongside one of the principal challengers for his job next year.

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