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BOOM! The Post‘s Nikita Stewart drops another A1 bombshell: Mayor Vince Gray‘s pal Vernon Hawkins ran “shadow” campaign with ties to Jeff Thompson. [Post] LL is a distant second on this one [LL]—LL’s story was up first, but Stewart’s has more details. The $1 million question: What did Hizzoner know?!?!

The Barry in Winter, LL’s cover story of former Mayor-for-life Marion Barry’s re-election campaign. [WCP]

Gray says fixing campaign finance problems “daunting.” Um, yeah. [Times]

Metro wasting money, again. [Examiner]

Ward 7 challenger Tom Brown the favorite of labor and D.C. Chamber. [Post]

LDP talks parking. [HC]

Oh boy, an article about bikes. Sure the comments section will be civil. [Post]

Good luck linking campaign donations from Pepco to the Betty Noel execution. [HC]

Developers, they do love a good subsidy. [DCFPI]

Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander not very pro-Ward 7 business, says LDP. [HC]