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Wilder’s Final 24 Hours (video included)

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Despite all of the noise Doug Wilder has made during his time as Richmond’s Mayor, the charismatic, groundbreaking politician appears to be going out quietly.

Wilder will serve one more day on the job as Richmond’s Mayor. Dwight Jones is scheduled to be sworn in to the position tomorrow in a low key ceremony.

Tonight on NBC12, we will take a look back at the 4 year roller coaster that was the Wilder Term.

Among the highlights we will feature:

*Wilder’s dramatic electoral victory

*His shake-up of city administration

*The appointment of Rodney Monroe and the subsequent controversy surrounding his degree from VCU.

*His role in the Obama campaign.

*The controversy surrounding his high level administrative aides.

*The attempt to evict the school administration from city hall.

*His constant battle for power with City Council.

We also speculate as to where Mr. Wilder could land in his post-mayoral life. (I welcome your comments as to where you think he will go next. )

After this evening’s broadcast, I’ll post the video of our story.

To see video from our 11pm story click here.

Written by Ryan Nobles

December 31, 2008 at 2:33 am

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