- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Tuesday’s primary election in the District of Columbia (all times local):

10:30 p.m.

Three incumbent D.C. Council members have lost their seats in the District of Columbia’s Democratic primary, potentially making it more difficult for Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser to advance her agenda.

In Tuesday night’s most surprising result, longtime at-large Council member Vincent Orange lost to Robert White, an attorney and former congressional staffer. Bowser had backed Orange along with Council member LaRuby May, who lost to Trayon White.

Former Mayor Vincent Gray defeated Council member Yvette Alexander in his home ward. Gray lost to Bowser in the 2014 mayoral primary, and the two have a frosty relationship.

Despite the shake-up, the Council won’t undergo a major ideological shift. The 13-member body has 11 Democrats and two left-leaning independents.


9:50 p.m.

The D.C. Council will get a new member in the ward once represented by former Mayor Marion Barry.

Trayon White defeated incumbent Council member LaRuby May in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. His victory means both of the city’s wards east of the Anacostia River will have new representation. Former Mayor Vincent Gray won in the other ward east of the river, where crime, poverty and unemployment are more widespread than in the rest of the city.

Both of the incumbents who lost were backed by Mayor Muriel Bowser. May raised 10 times as much money as White, a 32-year-old nonprofit founder and community advocate.

Barry represented the ward on the Council for 10 years until his death in November 2014. May won a special election to replace him.


9:15 p.m.

Former District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray is expected to return to elected office, two years after losing his bid for a second term amid a federal investigation of his 2010 mayoral campaign.

Gray won the Democratic primary Tuesday for a D.C. Council seat in his home ward, defeating incumbent Yvette Alexander. That all but assures him of victory in November in the heavily Democratic ward. No Republican or third-party candidates have filed to run for the seat.

On the Council, he could be an antagonist to Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser.

The federal investigation of Gray’s 2010 campaign lasted nearly five years and led to six guilty pleas. It ended in late 2015 when prosecutors decided not to charge Gray. Despite the investigation, he carried his home ward in 2014.


8:50 p.m.

Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in the District of Columbia, capping the 2016 presidential primary season with a final victory over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.


5:45 p.m.

Former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says running for the D.C. Council has allowed him to move on from a federal investigation that he believes doomed his chance at a second term as mayor.

Gray remains bitter about the investigation, particularly the timing of public statements by prosecutors that led many observers to believe he would soon be charged. But he said this year’s campaign has allowed him to focus his energies on public service.

He says he believes he’d be a better Council member in his home ward than the Democratic incumbent, Yvette Alexander. He backed Alexander when she ran for the seat, but he says he’s been disappointed in her performance.

Mayor Muriel Bowser was out campaigning for Alexander, whom she says is “moving the ward forward.”


4:40 p.m.

Voters in the District of Columbia are deciding whether former mayor Vincent Gray will return to the D.C. Council, two years after he lost his bid for a second term as mayor.

The 73-year-old Gray is running for the Council seat representing his home ward. He was dogged throughout his mayoral term by a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign. Six people pleaded guilty to felonies related to their efforts to help him get elected. Gray denied all wrongdoing, and he was not charged.

Gray said Tuesday that this year’s campaign has allowed him to move forward from the investigation. He’s running in a Democratic primary against Council member Yvette Alexander.

District voters are also choosing between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the last presidential primary of the year.


4:57 a.m.

Voters in the District of Columbia could hand Hillary Clinton a final, largely meaningless victory in the last primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign season.

The primary in the nation’s capital is Tuesday. Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in the District last week, the same day President Barack Obama and other leading Democrats endorsed Clinton after she clinched the nomination.

Clinton is expected to fare well in the District, which is 49 percent black. She has defeated Sanders handily in states with large African-American populations.

In local races, District voters will decide whether former Mayor Vincent Gray will return to the D.C. Council. Gray lost his bid for a second term as mayor in 2014 amid a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign.

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