Marion Barry kicks off re-election campaign for Ward 8
Addressing less than 100 supporters, the councilman said, "Don't be dismayed about the size of the crowd or who shows up at a campaign rally. The issue is who shows up on April 3."
Marion Barry, D.C. Councilmember for Ward 8, alerted his Twitter followers on Feb. 17 that the "Barry machine has been activated." At a campaign rally two days later, he walked into a sun-soaked gymnasium at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Anacostia to Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Love of All" and addressed a small gathering of supporters.