[Marion Barry] was third with 20 percent, apparently hurt by a wave of voters who backed [Linda Cropp] and [Mason] to prevent him from resuming his political career.
Cropp and Mason outran the mayor in every part of the District except [Ward] 8, which includes neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River and is home to the city's poorest residents.
There, Barry led with 52 percent of the vote, according to partial results. Yet in Ward 3, which includes the largely white and affluent neighborhoods west of Rock Creek Park, Barry ran next to last. Cropp beat Barry in his own precinct, and the mayor was barely ahead of Mason there for the second seat.
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