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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-04 09:26 AM
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(Marion) Barry In, 3 D.C. Council Incumbents Out
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Edited on Wed Sep-15-04 09:28 AM by kysrsoze
Ex-Mayor Ousts Allen; Chavous, Brazil Also Lose

Disgruntled voters in the nation's capital ousted three veteran members of the D.C. Council yesterday, voting by overwhelming margins to replace the incumbents with two fresh new faces and a familiar old one -- former mayor Marion Barry.

Barry defeated council member Sandy Allen in Ward 8, the city's poorest ward. With 140 of 142 precincts reporting in the Democratic primary, Barry had received about 57 percent of the votes cast. Allen trailed with 25 percent and conceded the election to the former mayor.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21623-20...



Well, it's nice to know that voters are willing to forgive some youthful mistakes like smoking crack with a hooker while in your mayoral office. What was the phrase again? Oh yeah, "I knew a woman would be my downfall." OK.

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