Vincent Gray

September 15, 2010 by USA Post 

Vincent Gray, UPDATE: 2:47 am: Minutes after it was published, he received the call at: Adrian Fenty has recognized the race to Vincent Gray.


DC voters have apparently carried out his long-awaited break-up plan of the mayor’s office – with 128 of 141 precincts reporting, the current Council President Vincent Gray CC has accumulated a lead of 8,000 votes over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty . The Washington Post has called the race for the gray, but at this point, TBD reports that Fenty has refused to recognize the race.

For Fenty, has been a bad night – one person at Fenty apparently ended in the care of paramedics after he was ousted – and a dizzying fall from grace. Four years ago, Fenty was the first candidate for mayor in Washington history to win all 142 districts in DC. This time, support for Fenty broke along racial lines polarization and socio-economic, with affluent voters in the districts of DC 2 and 3 break so Fenty, and many times forgotten voters of Wards 7 and 8 coming out in massive force of Gray.

What happened to Fenty? The Washington City Paper backing the incumbent may occur more or less as the definition of his legacy – it was not short on accomplishments, it was thought only as … well, the article title says it all back: “Adrian Fenty: DC needs tug.”

On the basis of the efforts of Anthony Williams, has overseen a dramatic Fenty more professional the DC government. There is a reason that even the polls predict a loss Fenty revealed unequal happiness with the general state of things. Thanks to people designated as Gabe Klein, Harriet Tregoning, Cathy Lanier, and city agencies are more responsive to citizens than they have ever been.

With schools, Fenty has been much more ambitious than its predecessor. Michelle Rhee assault on public schools in DC status quo will be regarded as a rare attempt to raise local institutions over the low levels once accepted Washingtonians. Fenty abrasive Rhee shares traits, but in his case, it is easy to be more charitable: When it comes to reforming a school system that has failed either go or go home monomaniac. It is naive to think you can do while making nice with the old guard.

Make nice with the old guard, unfortunately, is a key tactic Gray. He has not alleged that Fenty is a failure – on the contrary, if Fenty does not criticize the mayor for political reasons in the background. When asked to name three gray Fenty had policies against overturning, tried to get one, rang Fenty (politely) to give little attention to the University of the District of Columbia in the efforts of their education.

However, Gray’s message is about the style, of how a mayor should be more “respectful”. What does that mean? A pretty good sign came in the form of an e-mail asking city employees fired for contacting the Gray campaign, presumably to testify about how a lack of respect Fenty. Gray moved away from email, but not the idea that his election means security in the paperwork will be a priority again in the Wilson Building.

Surveys have shown a courtly gray celebration benefiting from voters who Fenty is a jerk.

A big question now is what will happen with DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, the controversial reformer is seen in much the same way is Fenty – results-oriented, but sharp. Tonight, we heard word that Gray briefly touched on the issue in his victory party, promising to “… a strong chancellor, trained, working with parents and teachers.” The emphasis on “with” Rhee tells me there is not much future in the administration of Gray. (Previously, Gray told the Post “We’ll see” when asked about the future Rhee.)

Again, Fenty has not given the race. And, as we reported earlier in the liveblog, DC Republicans, who have fielded a candidate for mayor, Fenty may extend something like a lifeline.

DC Elections In other news, Kwame Brown is out of operating Vincent Orange to take over old Gray Council chair seat. In the race in general chair of the Council, the beloved Phil Mendelson has rejected the threat of Michael D. Brown, who many observers thought had joined the voter confusion – who made at least one attempt to disabuse voters of the idea that it was not, in fact, the current Councilman Michael A. Brown – as part of their electoral strategy. Colbert Report Eleanor Holmes Norton staple easily won reelection to his seat without the right to vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. And, good news for people who like same-sex marriage, Harry Thomas Jr. held off Delano Hunter, which had been supported by the National Organization for Marriage, and the NOM-loving Washington Post.

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