Post Favors Fenty - Easily

Friday, Jul 30, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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For his aggressive approach to tackling D.C.'s major problems -- education, crime, public services -- The Washington Post is endorsing Mayor Adrian Fenty for a second term.

Mr. Fenty attacked these challenges with his trademark energy and an almost intimidating single-mindedness. He has delivered: The District of Columbia today is a better place to live and work than it was four years ago. It is for that reason that we enthusiastically endorse Mr. Fenty in the Democratic primary for mayor.

Fenty's style has upset media and many city leaders, but The Post argues the results are most important and said it was an easy decision.

The paper praised Council Chair Vincent Gray -- Fenty's biggest opponent -- for his loyal service to the city and attention to D.C.'s "most vulnerable citizens," but considers his campaign a reaction to a mayoral style Gray considers disagreeable. Furthermore, Gray's plans for the city are vague.


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