Published September 17, 2010
WASHINGTON -- Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty lost the Democratic primary, but the city's Republicans want him as their candidate.
The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics announced Friday that Fenty won the Republican primary as a write-in, but Fenty has said repeatedly that he has no interest in being the GOP candidate in November. The Republican party was not running any candidate in the mayor's race, but a total of 822 Republicans wrote in Fenty's name.
If Fenty did want to run as a Republican he would have register with the party and tell election officials Friday that he is willing to accept the nomination. Fenty lost the Democratic primary to Vincent Gray, the chairman of the D.C. Council.