D.C. MAYOR VINCENT GRAY CONCEDES PRIMARY CONTEST TO WARD 4 COUNCIL MEMBER MURIEL BOWSER
Muriel Bowser has won the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray’s campaign four years ago.
Bowser tapped Tuesday into an electorate that tired of the allegations surrounding Gray, whose associates have been convicted of involvement in an illegal slush fund that aided his 2010 campaign.
Bowser is a D.C. councilmember and a protege of former Mayor Adrian Fenty, whom Gray defeated in 2010.
She will face independent D.C. Councilmember David Catania in what could be an unusually competitive general election in November. The primary winner has gone on to win every general election since the district began electing a mayor 40 years ago.
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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.