Gray and Fenty Face Off at DC Caribbean Carnival
On June 26, the D.C. Caribbean Carnival kicked off with a vibrant parade down the Georgia Avenue corridor. Mayor Adrian Fenty and his opponent in this year’s election, council Chairman Vincent Gray, seized the opportunity to attract a slew of potential supporters.
Following directly behind Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, Fenty was flanked by a major contingency and a traditional Caribbean Carnival float, complete with beautiful women and blaring music. The reception for Fenty was a mix of cheers and jeers.
Gray, riding atop a fire truck, had with him a group of volunteers not nearly the size of Fenty’s, but was greeted with arguably more enthusiasm by the public, crowding the chairman to shake his hand and take pictures.
Georgia Avenue promises to be a center of primary politics this year. Fenty has moved his headquarters into the old Curtis Chevrolet building, and Gray, whose headquarters is downtown, is holding a grand opening July 3 at his field office, just over a mile away from Fenty’s camp.