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Column: For D.C. mayor, a familiar track

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WASHINGTON — Embattled Mayor Vincent Gray called in a notorious predecessor, Marion Barry, to prop up his re-election campaign Wednesday afternoon. Gray got exactly what he deserved.

“Vince Gray,” Barry told a modest crowd in a church basement, “is a leader with a solid crack record.”

The self-proclaimed mayor for life caught this Freudian slip. “Track record,” he corrected.

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