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The votes are in and Vincent Gray beat Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary for mayor. Winning the Democratic primary, as every DC resident knows, guarantees that you will be the next mayor of the District of Columbia. Except. Except perhaps if Adrian Fenty runs as a Republican.
Fenty has said he won't run as a Republican. But when the write-in votes for the Republican nomination for their candidate for mayor are counted, Fenty may emerge the winner: There were no named Republican candidates on the ballot, and reports TBD, there has been a quiet, yet enthusiastic, effort to get the city's Republican voters to write in Fenty. If Fenty wins the Republican nomination for mayor, he has to decide within three days whether to accept.
If Fenty continues his campaign as an Republican, that would certainly make the November election suspenseful. Rather than the game being over in September, DC politics would be in the forefront of people's minds for the next seven weeks. And it would give Republicans and Independents a voice in choosing the mayor.
Should Adrian Fenty run as a Republican? What do you think? You can vote in our poll or comment below.