Early voting results show DC mayor trailing

WASHINGTON (AP) - The embattled mayor of the nation's capital is trailing his top challenger in early voting results.

The D.C. Board of Elections says Councilmember Muriel Bowser had 47 percent of the vote in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary with 10 percent of the precincts reporting. Mayor Vincent Gray was second with 30 percent.

Gray is seeking a second term amid a federal investigation of his 2010 campaign. Five people involved with the campaign have pleaded guilty to felonies, and federal prosecutors said last month that Gray knew about an illegal slush fund that helped him get elected. Gray has denied all wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime.

Bowser says the city needs a fresh start as the mayor faces possible criminal charges.


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