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Video: Alexandria Mayoral Debate

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I tend to agree with the Washington Post’s headline about the debate last night: “Mayoral candidates in Alexandria take verbal gloves off in second debate,” as the three candidates for Mayor – Bill Euille (the current mayor), Kerry Donley (past mayor) and Allison Silberberg (current Vice Mayor) sparred over development issues, the Potomac Yards Metro station, BRAC, the city’s tax revenues/expenditures/debt, protection of green space and environmental quality, and even a “Republicans for Silberberg” sign (that one led to a lengthy, somewhat rambling answer by Silberberg). See below and in the comments section for video.

P.S. Prior to the mayoral debate, which was ably moderated by Rep. Gerry Connolly’s Communications Director George Burke, there was a candidates forum, which included Sen. George Barker, Sen. Adam Ebbin, Del. Charniele Herring, and the Alexandria City Council candidates.

  • Kerry Donley challenges Bill Euille hard on his record. Mayor Euille asks Alison Silberberg if Dem primary should be open invitation for Republicans to participate (Silberberg says “I don’t set the rules,” says she didn’t know about “Republicans for Silberberg” signs, asked person to take them down…but then said that was probably a mistake, shouldn’t even have suggested that the person remove their “Republicans for Silberberg” sign).