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    Scandalous D.C. Mayor Loses

    Councilmember Muriel Bowser (C) is greeted by her supporters after voting in the District of Columbia Democratic mayoral primary election at Lasalle Elementary School in precinct 65 in Washington, April 1, 2014. District of Columbia residents voted on Tuesday in a crowded Democratic mayoral primary, with the scandal-tarnished incumbent, Vincent Gray, facing a stiff challenge from a city councilor and ally of the previous mayor. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR3JHHP

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    Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, plagued by a scandal involving his campaign four years ago, lost the Democratic primary on Tuesday to Councilwoman Muriel Bowser. Five members of the mayor’s 2010 campaign team have pleaded guilty to felonies. In every election since the city began having a mayor four decades ago, the winner of the Democratic primary has gone on to win the mayoral race. However, Bowser will face a legitimate challenger in independent Councilmember David Catania.

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