Cropp Gets Mean

Well, you knew it was coming. The public debate in the mayoral race had been nothing but sweetness and light compared to today’s accusations from Linda Cropp regarding a client of Adrian Fenty’s: “You can judge the character of a person by how they treat our most vulnerable.” The comment is in regards to a 2005 informal admonition by the DC Bar against Fenty for mishandling of the finances of an elderly man that Fenty was the court-appointed ward for. Details are fairly sparse, but apparently the audience didn’t think highly of Cropp’s personal attack:

Audience members did not seem to like what they viewed as a personal attack by Cropp, with some initially hissing. Then, when the moderator reminded participants to avoid personal attacks, audience members clapped enthusiastically. After the forum, Cropp said she was merely stating the facts.

Well, generally we like friendly races, and this is twice in a week that Cropp has gone negative against Fenty, perhaps she’s desperate now that she’s behind in the polls?

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