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Candidates Hammer Home Closing Messages

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By Patrick Madden

With the D.C. mayoral primary now less than three weeks away, the two top candidates are starting to hammer home their closing messages.

For D.C. Mayor Fenty, that means framing the election around education reform and his support for schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, or more specifically, his opponent’s unwillingness to say whether he’ll keep the schools chancellor if he wins.

Take this exchange from last night’s debate at the 6th and I historic synagogue, as the mayor needled chairman Vincent Gray over the issue.

“So you're not going to answer the question again, answer the question," shouts Fenty.

Gray meanwhile continues to attack the mayor over a contracting scandal involving some of Fenty’s fraternity friends.

This week, the Gray campaign is releasing a mailer and a TV spot, accusing the mayor of cronyism, here’s chairman Gray’s closing statement from the debate.

“We need fair play in the district of Columbia, in a gray administration, this will be one city, you will have a fair chance whether you live in ward 8 or ward 1," retorts Gray.

The primary is scheduled for September 14th.


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