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D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray, center, greeting supporters after kicking off his campaign for mayor over the weekend.
Patrick Madden
D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray, center, greeting supporters after kicking off his campaign for mayor over the weekend.

By Patrick Madden

D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray is launching his bid to unseat Mayor Adrian Fenty. In his speech, Gray called himself a consensus builder with the background and experience to ‘unite’ the city.

But it was his consistent attacks on Mayor Adrian Fenty’s personality and governing style that earned the loudest applause from supporters at Saturday’s rally.

"People want a mayor who works with the council and with residents to get results; sadly what they see is childish bickering over silly things like baseball tickets and contempt for the will of the people," says Gray.

Gray offered a few policy specifics. He spoke about improving early childhood education and creating more jobs, but it’s clear the two candidates are not that far apart on the major issues, and this race is shaping up to be more about personalities than policies.

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