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DC Election 2010: Interview with Ward 1 Council Candidate Bryan Weaver

See this exclusive interview with Ward 1 City Council Candidate Bryan Weaver.  In the video above, Weaver discusses his take on Ward 1, issues that face the greater Columbia Heights community, and more.

Mount Pleasant Resident David Julie Talks About the Election and How it Affects the Area

Check out the video above to see what Mount Pleasant resident David Julie had to say about why this election matters and the issues that face the Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights community as well as DC as a whole.

Does Fenty Needs A Fourth Quarter Miracle?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Strategists close to the Democratic Primary said on Monday that DC Mayor Adrian Fenty appears headed for his first political loss in Tomorrow's Mayoral primary.

DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray is leading Fenty is every poll with numbers that range from 7 points to 17 points in the Washington Post Poll.

Gray on Wednesday said he was ignoring poll numbers and concentrating on getting people to the polling places on Tuesday. He said his volunteers and calling people and knocking on doors.

Mayor Fenty says he is confident of a come from behind win. Campaigning at Dupont Circle today Fenty said since the polls were released voters have begun to examine their records and conclude that he is the most competent.

DC Mayoral Primary Grinds To A Close

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- The final evening of a mayoral primary campaign that has become a referendum on the leadership of incumbent Adrian Fenty saw Fenty and chief challenger, City Council Chairman Vincent Gray, making a final appeal for votes across the city.

Gray, planning to stop campaigning in time to catch at least some of a network football game, met commuters at a SW METRO station saying his campaign has become far more than a vehicle for an anti-Fenty vote. Poll show him with a comfortable lead, prompting reporters to ask if a victory Tuesday means he won instead of meaning Fenty lost.

"Certainly I would like to think that I won. We've heard people in many instances talk about anybody but Fenty, we'll vote for another candidate.

Free Screening of Obama in Ghana Documentary Coming to Convention Center

This event was submitted to us by filmmaker Tony Regusters:

Next Thursday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the DC Convention Center, participants in this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Week will attend a free screening of Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story – an award-winning documentary that captures in vivid and exquisite detail the full panoply of African elegance surrounding President Obama’s visit to Ghana and the incredible reception he and the First Family received in Ghana.  Just six months after his inauguration the President and First Family made another kind of history with their state visit to Africa in July of 2009, selecting the Republic of Ghana as the Administration’s first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mayoral Race Becomes Referendum On Incumbent

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Only days are left before a DC election day that will decide who leads the city for the next four years, an election that has come down to a referendum on whether the youngest mayor in Washington's history can keep his job.

The polls say the answer is no; suggesting Adrian Fenty's personality has alienated the city's Black population even as that population concedes the city has gotten better in some ways under his administration.

Poll Leader, City Council Chairman Vincent Gray is trying not to bobble his lead in the final days of the campaign. Fenty is scrambling to catch up.

Both men appeared Friday on the Politics Program With Mark Plotkin on WTOP Radio, making little news as each tried to say anything that would hurt them on election day.

Acclaimed Eric Himan to Headline Acoustic Rock Performance - Proceeds to Benefit The Trevor Project

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From Jason Vasquez:

On September 25, 2010, renowned singer and songwriter Eric Himan will headline a live acoustic rock benefit to increase local awareness of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  Proceeds from the benefit will support The Trevor Lifeline, the cornerstone program of The Trevor Project, in addition to other regional and national education outreach programs.

The event will run from 8 p.m.-midnight at The Z Lounge at 1170 22nd Street in NW.