Just in the nick of time, Mayor Vince Gray has endorsed all incumbent councilmembers in today’s primary election.

Hizzoner is currently on Newstalk with Bruce DePuyt (go here to watch). When DePuyt asked Gray who he liked in the at-large race, Gray was quick to sing the praises of Councilmember Vincent Orange.

“He seems very diligent, he’s very hard working,” says Gray, noting that Orange’s SUV is often parked at the Wilson Building late at night.

You’ll remember that Gray supported Orange’s challenger, Sekou Biddle, during last year’s special election while most of the mayor’s supporters backed Orange.

Gray then went on to endorse Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander, whom he handpicked to be his replacement after he won the D.C. Council chairman’s race in 2006. And for good measure, Gray added that every other incumbent on today’s ballot should get to keep their gigs.

“I think the incumbents have done a good job,” Gray says.

So if you were waiting on Gray’s endorsement before heading to the polls, now you know.

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