: News

Filed Under:

No Challenge For Fenty

Play associated audio

By Kate Sheehy

A millionaire developer says he won't challenge D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in this year's election.

R. Donahue Peebles said he was ready to spend up to $8 million dollars to be Washington's next mayor but now says, he can't run.

Peebles says his mother-in-law is sick and says supporting his family comes first.

His statement came only a day after he said there was a high probability he would run.

Peebles is a real estate developer with a fortune estimated by Forbes magazine to be $350 million. He was considering funding his campaign entirely on his own.

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray and at-large council members Kwame Brown and Michael Brown have said they're thinking about running for mayor. But nine months before the Democratic primary, Mayor Fenty has no widely known or well-funded challengers.

NPR

In 'Hustling Hitler,' A Jewish Vaudevillian Scams The Third Reich

It seems everyone has one: the eccentric relative much gossiped about. For Walter Shapiro, it's his great-uncle, Freeman Bernstein. The vaudeville manager, boxing promoter, card shark and stock swindler managed to scam the Third Reich. Shapiro writes about this in his new book, Hustling Hitler.
WAMU 88.5

How History Influences Diets In D.C. And Around The World

Kojo and chef Pati Jinich look at how history -- and famous names like El Chico, Azteca and even Fritos -- shaped modern Mexican-American cooking in the Washington region and beyond.

WAMU 88.5

Implications Of The Supreme Court's Immigration Ruling

Many undocumented immigrants are living in fear after a Supreme Court ruling effectively barred deferred deportation for 4 million people. What the ruling means for families across the country and how immigration policy is playing out in 2016 election politics.

NPR

Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.