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Vincent Gray, D.C.'s Democratic nominee for mayor, is already starting to outline his plans for the city.
Vincent Gray, D.C.'s Democratic nominee for mayor, is already starting to outline his plans for the city.

By Patrick Madden

D.C.'s Democratic nominee for mayor Vincent Gray is already starting to outline his plans as the city's next chief executive.

In his first official press conference as the new nominee, Gray says he'll hold off any personnel decisions about who he'll keep from the Fenty administration until after the general election in November.

That means Michelle Rhee's status -- at least at this point -- is still up in the air. But when asked about Attorney General Peter Nickles whom Gray said should be fired during the campaign, he was less vague.

"I think the attorney general took the position that he represented the mayor and that's a different view than I have," says Gray.

Gray is also promising to hold a series of townhall meetings this fall with voters of all political stripes -- especally those who didn't vote for him.

Fenty says he will sit down with his agency heads to make sure there is a smooth transition of power. Assuming Gray wins in November -- no one is running as the Republican candidate -- he would be sworn-in in January.


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