Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.
Reeling from allegations by federal prosecutors that he knew about the dirty tricks that helped him get elected four years ago, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tried to rally his base. But his core supporters weren’t nearly enough, as a scandal-weary electorate rallied behind a much-younger challenger who promised honest and ethical leadership.
The embattled mayor of the nation’s capital sought a second term Tuesday, with many voters weighing praise for his performance in office against a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign that has cloaked the incumbent in scandal.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The defining moment of a bizarre election season in the nation’s capital wasn’t provided by Mayor Vincent Gray or any of the seven Democrats trying to unseat him in next week’s primary. Instead, it came from the city’s top prosecutor.
Mayor Vincent Gray often calls the District of Columbia “the envy of the nation” for its robust economy and fast-growing population, but some say the local government he leads — plagued by corruption, pay-to-play politics and disengaged voters — is a stain on the city’s progress.
Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry said Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray’s 2010 campaign, saying, “I know about how U.S. attorneys work.”
The mayor of Washington, D.C. is embroiled in a federal corruption investigation. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he will not step down from office–even after federal prosecutors accuse him of participating in an illegal campaign to raise money for his election.
Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation’s capital under a bill approved Tuesday by the D.C. Council.
Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have each committed $25 million to fund upgrades to the Metro transit system.
The governors of Maryland and Virginia and the mayor of the District of Columbia are getting together to discuss regional issues.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a “shadow campaign” with a convicted donor nicknamed “Uncle Earl.”