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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-04 08:26 AM
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(Marion) Barry In, 3 D.C. Council Incumbents Out
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Edited on Wed Sep-15-04 08:28 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.

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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  -(Marion) Barry In, 3 D.C. Council Incumbents Out kysrsoze  Sep-15-04 08:26 AM   #0 
  - You're telling me  Southpaw Bookworm   Sep-15-04 08:36 AM   # 
  - DC never ceases to disappoint me...  theHandpuppet   Sep-15-04 09:24 AM   #5 
  - Dupe  Southpaw Bookworm   Sep-15-04 08:36 AM   #1 
  - I Live in DC  BlueNomad   Sep-15-04 08:55 AM   #2 
     - Politician with prostitute and crack pipe caught on video  downstairsparts   Sep-15-04 09:56 AM   #6 
  - Cokeheads in the WH and the DC Council...just about where the country  jumpstart33   Sep-15-04 08:57 AM   #3 
  - OMG! moved away from the Hill just in time!  montanacowboy   Sep-15-04 09:17 AM   #4 
  - Capitol Hill is not in Ward 8, Barry's district  downstairsparts   Sep-15-04 09:57 AM   #7 
     - Barry's cronyism will not be limited to his neighborhood  theboss   Sep-15-04 10:55 AM   #8 
        - You credit him with more influence than he probably still has  downstairsparts   Sep-15-04 10:59 AM   #9 
           - He still has a ton of appointees and friends all over the government  theboss   Sep-15-04 12:14 PM   #10 
  - Duplicate  Moderator   Sep-15-04 12:26 PM   #11 

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