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Muriel Bowser is in China, but she can still get her talking points fresh from the District. On a conference call with reporters, Bowser stuck to the Green Team line that recently killed-off political action committee FreshPAC was a well-intentioned effort that became a “distraction.”

In Bowser’s telling, FreshPAC organizers and donors—-who could make unlimited contributions in election off-years, thanks to a campaign finance loophole—-were just trying to do good. Asked about FreshPAC’s demise, Bowser first thanked “many residents all over the city” for their “support.”

As usual, Bowser stressed that FreshPAC was operating legally. But…

“I do agree that FreshPAC had become a distraction, and I very much support their decision to move on,” Bowser said.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery