September 15th, 2010
03:15 AM ET
4 years ago

Washington mayor loses re-election bid

Washington (CNN) - Mayor Adrian Fenty lost his re-election bid Tuesday, falling to City Council Chairman Vincent Gray in the District of Columbia's Democratic primary, the AP projected.

Early Wednesday morning, Gray led Fenty 53 percent to 47 percent, with 90 percent of the vote in.

Fenty swept into office in 2006 promising to fix the district's struggling schools, but he may have lost his bid for another term, in part, because of how he tried to reform them.

While it was a local election, the race attracted national attention, because its outcome could carry significant implications for the national debate over education reform.

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Filed under: 2010 • Adrian Fenty • Vincent Gray
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  1. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    He deserved to loose–he's done his best to weasel around the Heller decision that DC's prohibition of the private ownership of handguns was unconstitutional. Clearly, any deliberate effort of any member of any government to subvert the intent of the Constitution is treasonous.

    September 15, 2010 07:42 am at 7:42 am |