D.C. Mayoral Candidates Hammer Home Closing Messages

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    With the D.C. mayoral primary now less than three weeks away, the two top candidates are starting to hammer home their closing messages.

    For D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, that means framing the election around education reform and his support for Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, or more specifically, his opponent’s unwillingness to say whether he’ll keep the schools chancellor if he wins.

    “So you're not going to answer the question again. Answer the question," Fenty shouted at Council Chairman Vincent Gray at last night's debate at 6th & I Historic Synagogue.

    Gray meanwhile continued to attack the mayor over a contracting scandal involving some of Fenty’s fraternity friends. This week, the Gray campaign is releasing a mailer and a TV spot accusing the mayor of cronyism.

    “We need fair play in the District of Columbia," Gray said in his closing statement Tuesday night. "In a Gray Administration, this will be one city. You will have a fair chance whether you live in Ward 8 or Ward 1."

    The primary is scheduled for Sept. 14.

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