Pharrell tweets support for Bowser

D.C. candidates have racked up endorsements in the final days of the mayoral election. And today, one singer also threw his oversized hat into the ring.

Rapper, N.E.R.D. frontman and recent addition to the television show, “The Voice,” Pharrell Williams tweeted out a message Thursday encouraging D.C. residents to vote for Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor.

Election Day is on Tuesday, but D.C. residents were able to begin voting early 10 days ago. Bowser is facing off against independent candidates David Catania and Carol Schwartz.

Bowser defeated alumnus and current Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary in the spring, but that hasn’t stopped GW faculty and staff from throwing their support behind Bowser along with Pharrell.

Williams is best known for his hit song “Happy,” which even made its way into a graduation ceremony last spring, when Ben Vinson, dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, recited the lyrics while at the podium and encouraged the audience to join him.

“In this crazy but reflective song, what is it that Pharrell is really talking about?” Vinson said in May. “It’s a euphoria that bathes us on days like today. He’s calling us to recognize our unique passions, seize the positive and be true to our inner selves.”

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