Incumbent Mayor Vince Gray concedes defeat in Democratic primary
April 1st, 2014
03:53 PM ET
5 months ago

Incumbent Mayor Vince Gray concedes defeat in Democratic primary

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Washington, D.C. Mayor Vince Gray will not win a second term in office.

The mayor, who has been dogged by ethics questions since his first campaign in 2010, conceded defeat early Wednesday morning to D.C. council member Muriel Bowser in the district's Democratic primary. And shortly after Gray's remarks, Bowser claimed victory in the primary contest.

According to the District of Columbia Board of Elections, Bowser captured 44% of the vote, compared to Gray's 33% with 127 out of 143 precincts reporting.

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Filed under: Democratic Party • Democrats • Political • political speech • Politics • Vincent Gray • Washington D.C.
Ethics key in tight D.C. mayoral primary race
March 31st, 2014
11:53 AM ET
5 months ago

Ethics key in tight D.C. mayoral primary race

Washington (CNN) – The race to become the Democratic nominee for mayor of Washington, D.C. – a contest that was once defined by a crowded, fractured field – has become a head-to-head competition between incumbent Mayor Vince Gray and Muriel Bowser, a D.C. councilmember.

As voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Bowser has become the most likely challenger to unseat Gray, who a majority of voters believe knew of an illegal shadow campaign that helped him win the mayor's office in 2010.
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Filed under: Vincent Gray • Washington D.C.
D.C. mayor says he won't resign over scandal
March 11th, 2014
06:06 PM ET
6 months ago

D.C. mayor says he won't resign over scandal

(CNN) – Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said on Tuesday he would not resign as prosecutors for the first time sought to tie him to a political scandal.

In an interview with CNN, Gray again denied any wrongdoing following the biggest guilty plea so far in the federal probe of a nearly $700,000 unlawful "shadow campaign" that was part of his successful 2010 mayoral run. FULL POST


Filed under: Vincent Gray • Washington D.C.
Court papers show Clinton adviser sought funds later used for illegal campaign
Then-Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigns in Dallas on March 1, 2008 ahead of the Texas primary.
March 11th, 2014
05:56 PM ET
6 months ago

Court papers show Clinton adviser sought funds later used for illegal campaign

Washington (CNN) – A close adviser to Hillary Clinton courted and procured money that was later used to fund illegal get-out-the-vote operations during the former secretary of state’s hotly contested 2008 presidential bid, according to allegations formally laid out Monday by federal prosecutors.

The information became public as part of a plea agreement for Jeffrey Thompson, a Washington, D.C. businessman who on Monday pled guilty to conspiracy for masterminding a nearly $670,000 illegal "shadow campaign" for D.C. Mayor Vince Gray’s successful mayoral bid in 2010. But within the documents, Thompson told federal prosecutors that Clinton adviser Minyon Moore approached him to raise funds for the Clinton campaign that would end up amounting to more than $600,000. FULL POST


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Vincent Gray
Poll: D.C. mayor leads, helped by crowded field, in re-election bid
Mayor Vince Gray outside the Two Rivers Charter school, Washington DC on the 20th December 2013.
January 14th, 2014
03:04 PM ET
8 months ago

Poll: D.C. mayor leads, helped by crowded field, in re-election bid

Washington (CNN) - Over a year after an ethics scandal threatened to end his career, a new poll finds that Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray currently has twice as much support as his closest challenger for re-election in 2014.

A Washington Post survey released Tuesday, which gauged registered Democrats, also indicated that Gray was benefiting from a crowded field of opponents in the city's April 1 Democratic primary. Though the incumbent was in the lead, only 24% of Washingtonian Democrats said they would vote for him, while the next three candidates garnered the support of a combined 34% of Democratic voters.

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Filed under: Vincent Gray • Washington D.C.
D.C. mayor launches re-election bid
December 2nd, 2013
05:06 PM ET
9 months ago

D.C. mayor launches re-election bid

Washington (CNN) - The mayor of the nation's capital says he's going to run for re-election next year, ending one of the biggest guessing games in the city's local politics.

Mayor Vincent Gray visited the D.C. Board of Elections on Monday to pick up nominating petitions.

He has one month to collect 2,000 signatures to get his name on the 2014 ballot. And in a new website, VinceGray2014.org, Gray says "I'm in.”
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Filed under: Vincent Gray • Washington D.C.
Capital city's money in shutdown "tug of war," says mayor
October 11th, 2013
01:53 AM ET
11 months ago

Capital city's money in shutdown "tug of war," says mayor

For 10 days since the partial government shutdown that began, Washington, DC has relied on its own reserves to keep itself running.

At a running cost of nearly $20 million a day, the city has spent nearly $200 million of its rapidly depleting contingency reserve of "several hundred million," according to Mayor Vincent C. Gray.

Under federal law the nation's capital, home to 632,000 residents, is essentially treated as a federal agency, says the mayor.
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Vincent Gray
D.C. mayor: City will not shut down
September 25th, 2013
08:14 PM ET
11 months ago

D.C. mayor: City will not shut down

Washington (CNN) – If city leaders have their way, the nation’s capital will not come to a standstill if the federal government shuts down next week.

Mayor Vincent Gray told the White House on Wednesday that all city operations are essential and would continue if Congress fails to renew spending, which expires September 30.
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Wal-Mart vows to open D.C. stores, after mayor vetoes wage bill
September 12th, 2013
12:17 PM ET
12 months ago

Wal-Mart vows to open D.C. stores, after mayor vetoes wage bill

New York (CNNMoney) - Wal-Mart said it will go forward with plans to open stores in Washington D.C. now that the capital's mayor has vetoed legislation that would require large retailers to pay higher wages.

Mayor Vincent Gray on Thursday overturned a new law, which would have required big box stores like Wal-Mart to pay no less than $12.50 an hour in combined wages and benefits. The city's current minimum wage is $8.25.

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Filed under: Vincent Gray
Poll: D.C. residents say mayor should resign
July 19th, 2012
07:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: D.C. residents say mayor should resign

(CNN) – Amid a recent scandal embroiling Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, a new poll released Wednesday night shows a majority of residents believe the mayor should resign.

Fifty-four percent say Gray should step down, while 37% disagree, and 9% have no opinion, according to the Washington Post survey.
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Filed under: 2012 • Vincent Gray • Washington D.C.
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