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Supporters of Mayor Vince Gray are passing out this literature at some precincts, featuring a letter by Ward 8 D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry defending Gray against accusations of corruption and attacking Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, who polls show is Gray’s closest rival. LL picked this one up at Hendley Elementary School, at 4th and Chesapeake streets SE.

Some excerpts from the letter:

Vince is not selling a gimmicky “new plan” like the other candidates who have no track record of real results for us. We don’t need Muriel Bowser who has never managed more than 10 people in her life and is not ready to manage a $10 billion corporation called the DC government. The Post called her Adrian Fenty‘s protégé. We’ve been there and done that.

Finally, the federal government is appearing to influence our election with charges on the eve of our primary. I believe in the presumption of innocence before guilt. Show outsiders that we decide our elections, not anyone else. Let us continue our progress and not risk losing the gains and investments Vince Gray has made for us all along.

Photos by Will Sommer