Posted on 13 September 2010
Tomorrow is primary day. Washington, DC voters will be going to the polls to determine, among other things, whether Adrian Fenty will serve another four years as the city’s mayor, or if current City Council chair Vincent Gray will take his place. Read the full story
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Posted on 20 June 2010
District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty might want to worry a little. The District’s most arrogant politician just got edged out in a straw poll– he’s running for reelection against current City Council chair Vincent Gray. But the catch is the location: Gray edged Fenty 174 to 168 among Ward 3 Democrats, a Ward known for its whiteness, its affluence, and its supposed support for Mayor Fenty.
A possible desertion of the Tenleytown faithful could shake Fenty’s re-election bid; he’s already grown unpopular in the poorer and blacker sections of the city. The Washington Post‘s D.C. Wire has more:
Gray campaign manager Adam Rubinson, who lives in Ward 3, said the result was “a true testament to the grass-roots organization we are building.”
The results, which follow the trouncing the mayor took from the D.C. Democratic Committee straw poll last weekend, also raise questions about how solid Fenty’s get-out-the-vote efforts really are.
Now, anyone who counts yard signs — as D.C. Wire does — knows it still looks like Fenty has the advantage in Upper Northwest. But the straw poll results are another symbolic boost to the Gray campaign, helping it counteract the conventional wisdom that he would struggle to win over white voters.
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Posted on 10 November 2009
Over 1,000 homeless Washingtonians inhabit a haunted building. Some say that the spirit of a prominent 1980s homeless activist roams the hallways of the homeless shelter at 2nd and D Streets at night. Mitch Snyder was a fiercely-devoted member of the Community for Creative Nonviolence (CCNV), the group that has operated the now-troubled shelter since its opening. Snyder’s life and death characterizes the inspiring rise and troubling fall of one of the most transformative efforts to combat homelessness in the District.
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