WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Embattled District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is laying out a detailed agenda for the final 2 ½ years of his term and defending his administration’s accomplishments thus far.
But Gray declined several times Wednesday to say whether he would seek a second term to see his vision through.
The Democratic mayor has been engulfed in scandal since shortly after he took office in January 2011. Three campaign aides have pleaded guilty to federal crimes, including a public-relations executive and longtime friend who admitted that she facilitated a $650,000 “shadow campaign” to help Gray get elected.
On Wednesday, Gray’s staff distributed a 56-page pamphlet detailing how the administration planned to realize Gray’s “One City” campaign slogan. Gray says his plan should be implemented no matter who is leading the district.
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