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The head of the D.C. Council is not ruling out a run for mayor. The mayoral primary is more than a year away, but council chair Vincent Gray says interest in the race is heating up. Gray says he is asked at least five times a day if he will challenge Mayor Adrian Fenty. He says he still hasn't made a decision.

The council and the mayor have sparred over a number of substantive issues this year: the budget, the crime bill, the schools. The two branches have also fought over more personal things, such as baseball tickets and control over the council's cable channel. One of the biggest hurdles for Gray, or anyone else who decides to run against Fenty, will be money. The mayor has already raised around $2.5 million for his re-election campaign.

Patrick Madden reports...

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