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Race to Wilson Building Begins

10/31/2012, 1:13 p.m.

Peaceoholics founders Abraham and Ron Moten - both running against the incumbents in Wards 7 and 8 - gained favor with then-D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and received large grant funding from the city during the Fenty administration to fight gang activity and resolve youth conflicts. According to earlier reports by The Washington Informer, they were cleared by the D.C. Auditor last summer in a report requested by Ward 7 Council member Yvette Alexander who suggested criminal misuse of city funds.

"At the end of the day it seems to me as Ward 8 residents, we're getting what we deserve because we ... collectively as a political grouping ... can't let go of the past," Jerry said, "but the Barry legacy of the summer jobs program probably ensures he will win re-election no matter what he does until the day he decides to not run or can't run."

"As for Mr. Abraham I'd need to hear and see more than just an affiliation with the Peaceoholics. I appreciate that people in the community reach out to help brothers in the streets but just being a community activist or organizer is not enough in my view."

Abraham's website, www.abraham2012.com, is still not operational. The only re-election website for Barry is from the primary race, http://marionbarryjr.com/.