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Democratic voters in Washington, D.C., just gave a decisive vote of no-confidence in Mayor Vincent Gray (D), enmeshed in a federal corruption investigation. In Tuesday's Democratic primary, Gray was defeated by City Council member Muriel Bowser, who earned about 44 percent of the vote in an eight-candidate field; Grey came in second place.
Bowser, who campaigned on fighting corruption and encouraging affordable housing in the nation's increasingly expensive capital, will face fellow City Council member David Catania (I) in November. The District of Columbia has elected the Democratic candidate in every mayoral election since the capital started choosing its chief executive by popular vote in the 1970s.