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Big wigs: Mark your calender for March 13th, when developer Herb Miller and his wife host a fundraiser at their house for Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry’s reelection campaign.

The co-hosts include real estate mogul Chip Akridge, lobbyist David Carmen, and Linda Greene, Barry’s old staffer and Mayor Vince Gray’s girlfriend.

Barry says Miller’s shindig is but one of several he’s having in recent weeks as his fundraising efforts have now taken full flight. He says a fundraiser held for him Friday night (an event dubbed the “Businesses for Barry Fundraising Reception”) raised $26,000.

He certainly could use the money. His first campaign report showed only a paltry $12,000 raised as of January 31. When asked, Barry wouldn’t offer a target goal he’s trying to raise for this campaign, but assured LL he would raise enough.

Photo By Darrow Montgomery