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Does Fenty Needs A Fourth Quarter Miracle?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Strategists close to the Democratic Primary said on Monday that DC Mayor Adrian Fenty appears headed for his first political loss in Tomorrow's Mayoral primary.

DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray is leading Fenty is every poll with numbers that range from 7 points to 17 points in the Washington Post Poll.

Gray on Wednesday said he was ignoring poll numbers and concentrating on getting people to the polling places on Tuesday. He said his volunteers and calling people and knocking on doors.

Mayor Fenty says he is confident of a come from behind win. Campaigning at Dupont Circle today Fenty said since the polls were released voters have begun to examine their records and conclude that he is the most competent.

DC Mayoral Primary Grinds To A Close

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- The final evening of a mayoral primary campaign that has become a referendum on the leadership of incumbent Adrian Fenty saw Fenty and chief challenger, City Council Chairman Vincent Gray, making a final appeal for votes across the city.

Gray, planning to stop campaigning in time to catch at least some of a network football game, met commuters at a SW METRO station saying his campaign has become far more than a vehicle for an anti-Fenty vote. Poll show him with a comfortable lead, prompting reporters to ask if a victory Tuesday means he won instead of meaning Fenty lost.

"Certainly I would like to think that I won. We've heard people in many instances talk about anybody but Fenty, we'll vote for another candidate.

Acclaimed Eric Himan to Headline Acoustic Rock Performance - Proceeds to Benefit The Trevor Project

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From Jason Vasquez:

On September 25, 2010, renowned singer and songwriter Eric Himan will headline a live acoustic rock benefit to increase local awareness of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  Proceeds from the benefit will support The Trevor Lifeline, the cornerstone program of The Trevor Project, in addition to other regional and national education outreach programs.

The event will run from 8 p.m.-midnight at The Z Lounge at 1170 22nd Street in NW.

New Poll: Gray Leads Fenty

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- A poll by Clarus Research Group released late Wednesday afternoon shows City Council Chairman Vincent Gray with a comfortable lead over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty in the Democratic primary election that will be held next Tuesday.

The Clarus poll shows Gray with an seven-point lead among likely Democratic voters with Gray ahead 45 to 38 percent.

The poll shows a racial divide among Democratic voters, with Gray leading Fenty 62 percent to 17 percent among African American voters and Fenty leading Gray 68 percent to 22 percent among White voters.

"I think what's fascinating about the poll, three things:

Number one: the incumbent mayor has consistently run behind this challenger.

"Number two: a deep racial divide in the electorate and

"Number three: the importance of election-day turnout, which will ultimately determine the winner," said Ron Faucheux of the Clarus Poll.

Bombay Sapphire Art Exhibition Coming to Connecticut Avenue

Saturday, September 11, 2010 The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and Russell & Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation will kick off the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series. 

The event will run from 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the International Vision Gallery, located at 2629 Connecticut Avenue in NW.

The exhibition will feature 30 artists from the region.  Two of the contestants will be selected to have a chance at winning the title of top artisan at a final event in Miami at ART BASEL.

Celebrity Mark Ecko is taking part in the event, and has contributed two pieces of art.

"I'm really excited that BOMBAY SAPPHIRE and Complex are working together on this program as both of us are committed to discovering new talent, be it mixologists or artists,” said Ecko. “Supporting local artists, while giving twenty visual artists the opportunity to shine during ART BASEL Miami, is very much in line with my long term commitment to the arts."

DC Primary: One Week To Go

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- There is but one week to go before DC Democrats go to the polls to select their candidate for Mayor, a move that always leads to the Democrats winning in November in DC.

DC Council Chairman Vincent Gray is leading in the polls by 17 percent among likely voters according to a Washington Post poll.

On Tuesday he said complacency is his biggest concern and getting his people to the polls. Mayor Fenty who four years ago won every precinct is trying to cut into that 17 points by targeting undecided and soft voters.

If he can't expand the number of likely voters he's in big trouble of becoming a one term Mayor.

Critics say Fenty won 52 percent of the vote four years ago; but has failed to expand his base. Fenty landed the endorsement of the Examiner newspaper today. He already has the Washington Post endorsement.

A Conversation With Mayor Adrian Fenty And His Wife Michelle

WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is far behind in the polls, in danger of losing his job after only one term. It would the biggest fall in this city's young history of electing its political leaders. The big question is how did it come to this? Some answers from the Mayor himself and his wife Michelle who sat down with our Bruce Johnson for an exclusive interview at their home in Northwest.