D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray and his campaign staffers have something to cheer about. Gray beat incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in a straw poll on Saturday at the D.C. Democratic State Convention, according to the Washington Post.
Fenty is far and away the leader in raising money for his re-election campaign, reporting late Thursday night that he has collected a total of $4.3 million -- nearly $500,000 of it since March, News4's Tom Sherwood reported.
Gray, who got into the race in late March, had his own good showing. He reported collecting $561,342 in the short campaign period. And his campaign aides are pointing out that Gray tended to the District budget negotiations -- part of his job -- before turning to fundraising. They say 47 percent of his money came in the hectic last week of fundraising before last night's report.