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The Other Races: Bonds, McDuffie And Mendelson Cruise To Victory

While the main stories of Tuesday's D.C. primary were the defeat of Mayor Vincent Gray and Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), a number of other races were also on the ballot yesterday:

  • In the race for Council Chair, Phil Mendelson handily defeated challenger Calvin Gurley 81-17.
  • In an At-Large race, Council member Anita Bonds won another term, beating challengers Nate Bennett-Fleming, John Settles and Pedro Rubio. She took just under 53 percent of the vote.
  • In Ward 3, Council member Mary Cheh ran unopposed, and won.
  • In Ward 5, Council member Kenyan McDuffie emerged victorious with close to 80 percent of the vote.
  • In Ward 6, Charles Allen defeated Darrel Thompson 58-41. Allen will replace his former boss, Council member Tommy Wells, who ran for mayor.
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton won her re-election bid for her non-voting seat in Congress, while Paul Strauss and Franklin Garcia took the Shadow Senator and Shadow Representative races.

All of these candidates still face competitors in the November general election.

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