DC Mayor Loses Democratic Primary... ...but wins as Republican write-in candidate By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 17, 2010 12:17 PM CDT 4 comments Comments In this Sept. 1, 2010, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty speaks during a debate against mayoral candidate Vincent Gray at the Newseum in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) (Newser) – Washington DC’s mayor, Adrian Fenty, lost his bid for a second term … as a Democrat. However, if he’s interested in running as a Republican, he did manage to win that race. There was no declared Republican candidate, so 822 Republicans wrote Fenty in on their ballots Tuesday. But the lifelong Democrat doesn’t intend to run as a Republican, even though he could, the Washington Post reports; he’s already endorsed the Democratic nominee. For the latest on the midterm elections, click here.