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Vince Gray is running for re-election. [Post, LLWashingtonianWBJ, WAMUInformerTimes, WTOP, NBC 4]

Yvette Alexander‘s on board. [LL]

Gray hires political consultant Chuck Thies to run his campaign. [LL]

Gray says he won’t kick off campaign until January. [Post]

Andy Shallal predicts “flame-shooting” from Thies, based on previous tweets. [Post]

Marion Barry, meanwhile, is not running for mayor. [Twitter]

Congress takes up the Height Act. [Washingtonian, Housing Complex, Times, WBJ]

Nine new paramedics start in the fire department. [WAMU]

Two shootings in Anacostia last night. [Post]

Gray administration is missing D.C. United stadium deadlines. [Post]

Metro board wants a fare hike. [WAMU]

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