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Decision Time For D.C. Voters

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By Jonathan Wilson

Today's Democratic mayoral primary will likely decide who will be the next mayor of the nation's capital.

Voting started at 7 this morning.

Incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty started his day before sunrise at his headquarters on Georgia Avenue, doing his best to energize volunteers and staffers.

"What are we supposed to do today? Win! How are we going to win? We are going to win by talking directly to voters," the mayor told the crowd.

But recent polls show Fenty trailing current City Council Chair Vincent Gray.

Gray cast a ballot for himself at a senior center in Southeast D.C. at 7:30 this morning.

"The polls have been kind of all over the place, some days they're three points, some days they're five points -- some days 17," Gray said after voting. "We haven't paid attention to that."

The city's board of elections is expecting a large turnout for the primary.


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