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That’s all, folks. Challenger David Grosso just declared victory in his at-large D.C. Council race over incumbent Michael Brown.

“The two words I got sick of hearing were ‘conventional wisdom,'” he said. “Nobody thought we could win.”

“Like my mom told you all in the kickoff a year and a half ago, accountabiliy is where it’s at,” he said, “and now I’ve got all you folks to hold me accountable.”

“I also want to to thank Tommy Wells,” he added, “the only councilmember who stepped up and endorsed me.”

“D.C.’s going forward!” he concluded, to huge cheers from the crowd.

Things weren’t quite so chipper at Brown HQ.