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How’s this for a Friday afternoon news dump? Mayor Vince Gray just released the details on who donated to his private transition/inauguration fund, finally fulfilling a promise he made more than a year ago.
Some fun facts:
- Team Gray paid mystery campaign aide Howard Brooks $5,000 on March 2, 2011. Four days later, Brooks’ would spring into the spotlight when Sulaimon Brown said Brooks had paid him cash to dis former Mayor Adrian Fenty on the campaign trail.
- Reuben Charles, who was once rumored to be Gray’s pick for chief of staff before his tax problems came to light, made a cool $70,000 from the transition fund.
- The transition fund shows a bunch of donations on Feb. 25, 2011, well into Gray’s term as mayor.
- The biggest single donation: $50,000 from Lincoln Holdings, which is connected with the Nats-owning Lerner family. LL’s sure they don’t expect any kind of return on that investment…
The full report, preserved for posterity because there are in fact no reporting requirements:
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