Campaigns Head To the Negative

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‘on the campaign trail’
courtesy of ‘mofo’

Well, that didn’t take long. What started last night at the campaign forum up in Ward 3, has overflowed today to Twitter, with Gray’s campaign posting a link to video of Fenty using a Blackberry to quote statistics during the debate, and then an accusation of getting them wrong.

The statistic in question? Low-income Housing. Fenty claimed that 11,000 units were “built” during his administration, which isn’t quite correct. 5,000 units were created from scratch under Mayor Fenty, and 6,000 more preserved, which is where the 11,000 figure came from.

If these are the kind of petty squabbles that are leading news cycles? We’re in for a long summer, folks, especially if we start seeing tit for tat throughout the social media space.

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