Updated Nov. 3, 2010:
Vincent Gray went from presumptive mayor to mayor-elect Tuesday night.
With 37 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race in Gray’s favor Tuesday night. Shortly before 11:15 p.m., the AP said the GW alumnus clinched 97 percent of the vote.
Wednesday morning, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics has Gray receiving almost 74 percent of the vote.
University President Steven Knapp congratulated Gray, a 1964 graduate, Tuesday night.
“We look forward to working with his administration to meet our shared goals, including improving public health and expanding educational opportunity in the District of Columbia,” Knapp said in a statement.
Knapp also congratulated other alumni seeking office this election cycle.
“We are proud of our alumni who come to GW with a passion for changing the world and go on to serve their communities,” he said.
Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the Republican Whip, is projected to beat his Democratic opponent Rick Waugh, according to the AP. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., is also projected to win reelection. The Washington Post projected Rep. Jimmy Duncan, R-Tenn, will clinch a victory.
Earlier in the evening, GW alumnus Jack Conway lost his Senate bid in Kentucky.