Playing hardball in the DC Mayor's race
Vincent Gray hired a bombastic sort to run his campaign (Chuck Thies, I don't know him, only by reputation) because after the allegations of illegality still hanging over him from the 2010 campaign, he couldn't find a more "reputable" or genteel person to run things.
I imagine it was his idea to run the advertisement slamming Muriel Bowser on the cover of today's Express. It's worthy of the pithy headline covers of New York City's tabloid newspapers and takes campaigning in the city to a new and more coarse level.
See "In DC mayor poll, Muriel Bowser surges against wounded incumbent Vincent Gray" from the Washington Post and "Bowser Gains in Race for DC Mayor Against Incumbent Gray" from NBC4.
I would say the unintended consequence of this ad will put Muriel Bowser comfortably ahead and she'll end up framing this and displaying it on the wall of her Mayoral offices next January.
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