Does Fenty Needs A Fourth Quarter Miracle?

8:35 PM, Sep 13, 2010   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Strategists close to the Democratic Primary said on Monday that DC Mayor Adrian Fenty appears headed for his first political loss in Tomorrow's Mayoral primary.

DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray is leading Fenty is every poll with numbers that range from 7 points to 17 points in the Washington Post Poll.

Gray on Wednesday said he was ignoring poll numbers and concentrating on getting people to the polling places on Tuesday. He said his volunteers and calling people and knocking on doors.

Mayor Fenty says he is confident of a come from behind win. Campaigning at Dupont Circle today Fenty said since the polls were released voters have begun to examine their records and conclude that he is the most competent.

African Americans who voted for Fenty along with Whites four years ago have abandoned Fenty in droves for Gray, leaving most observers to describe the current divide in the District as basically racial; But its also about jobs, housing, political appointments, the firing of school teachers and Fenty's management style which has been described as "my way or the highway" .

Gray was also campaigning today. He promises to be more conclusive and in his words, more mature in running the city.

Written by Bruce Johnson

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