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  • “WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS TONIGHT WON’T STAY THERE, AND THE SPORTS CAPITAL CAN’T WAIT TO CELEBRATE WITH THE TEAM IN THE DAYS TO COME.” —Mayor Muriel Bowser on the Washington Capitals’ Stanley Cup victory. [Twitter]
  • “CAPS win the Stanley cup tonight, and EARLY Voting begins in #ALL8Wards in the morning! Go Vote!” —Bowser riding that wave into her likely re-election. [Facebook]
  • “D.C. is popping in, in many ways. What a time!” —Donald Trump on the Caps’ win. [Twitter]
  • “One way is to just have some random, ‘Hello, how are you doing, Mr., Ms., do you have any weapons with you?’” —At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds on how to recover guns, at a candidates forum. [WCP]
  • “It is ludicrous that we can look across the city and see other wards where they have nine or 10 full grocery stores, and we’ve got—between Wards 7 and 8, 150,000 people—three grocery stores.” —Ward 7 Councilmember Vince Gray on District disparities. [Facebook]
  • “If you don’t feel safe, how do you maximize your potential?” —Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White speaking to a group of students about Maslow‘s hierarchy of needs. [WCP]
  • “They have recruited a candidate who they know for sure will be loyal and beholden to them.” —At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman warning her supporters about a new challenger in the November general election, S. Kathyrn Allen, though not by name. [Twitter]
  • “I call the plan simple-stupid. I’m not talking about four pieces of chicken and biscuits and all that.” —Ward 5 politico Bob King on his get-out-the-vote services for seniors. [WCP]
  • “I think this election is more exciting than people give it credit for. A lot is happening on the ground.” —D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine on the 2018 primaries. [Twitter]
  • “Resting up in preparation for Saturday’s #Pride Parade.” —D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, tumbling into a mound of multicolored leis. [Twitter]