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DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Robert Turner
July 12, 2012 (XXX) XXX-XXXX cell

DC Log Cabin: Mayor Gray Must Go!

WASHINGTON, DC – In what is sure to sound like a broken record, the DC Chapter of Log Cabin Republicans calls for the resignation of yet another elected official. Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2010 campaign has been plagued with complaints and allegations of unethical behavior. This week, three campaign workers pled guilty to charges of running a shadow campaign. U.S. Attorney Machen speaks of the campaign as being compromised by backroom deals, secret payments and a flood of unreported cash.In an about face from previous Council scandals this year, Councilmembers Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Mary Cheh have called for Mayor Gray’s resignation. “I applaud those Councilmembers who have called for the mayor to step down. Perhaps they are as tired as their constituents are of the mess in the Wilson Building,” said Robert Turner II, President of the DC Log Cabin Republicans. If forced out of office, Gray will become the third elected official to step down this year.

While no formal allegations have been presented to the Mayor, his entire administration has had an odor of disreputable behavior. “The Mayor now wants us to distinguish between his job as mayor and how he went about getting there,” said Turner, adding, “When it comes to governing the nation’s capital, the ends cannot justify the means. One month ago, I asked who’s next. We now have our answer.”

Log Cabin Republicans is a national organization started in 1977, with state and local chapters nationwide, which believes in low taxes, limited government, strong defense, free markets, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. Log Cabin Republicans educates our party about why inclusion wins and that opposing gay and lesbian equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom. The DC Chapter holds monthly meetings, supports inclusive local Republican candidates, and sponsors monthly social gatherings. For more information, please visit www.dclogcabin.org.

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