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Good afternoon sweet readers! Paging NFL scouts: LL’s bean has started walking. News time:

Evans Wins: Well, the Ward 2 council race just got a lot less interesting. Challenger Fiona Grieg has dropped out, saying she’s tired of Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans‘ “intimidation campaign.” Read more here.

AFTER THE JUMP: Bowser Takes on Bowser over Wilmot; That’s Not What She Said; Hit the Road Jack…

Bowser v. Bowser: Ward 4 council challenger Renee Bowser puts a hard lick on Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser today in the Washington Times. R. Bowser says that M. Bowser is too close with beloved group home leader and Wal-Mart lobbyist David Wilmot. M. Bowser, R. Bowser said, “can’t have it both ways as the flawed doyenne of D.C. ethics reform.” M. Bowser called her “challenger’s statement ‘hogwash’ and denied that Mr. Wilmot plays any formal role in her campaign — though she refused to answer questions about a Sept. 13 fundraiser Mr. Wilmot hosted for her at his house in Northwest, according to an email that began, ‘Greetings Bowser 2012 Finance Committee members!’ Since that event, Mr. Wilmot, clients and business partners in various development joint ventures have contributed at least $6,200 to Muriel Bowser’s re-election campaign, records show.”

That’s Not What She Said: The Post‘s Mike DeBonis is all over the D.C. Democratic State Committee and its claim that it can no longer hold direct election of party officials, because that’s what the Democratic National Committee suggested. Not true, says the DNC. “DNC spokesman Alec Gerlach said Friday that national rules contain no preference on whether state or local committees elect their members via a direct election or party convention. And local committees also have great latitude in convention delegate selection.” DeBonis also notes that there may be some issues of the DSDSC violating its own constitution. Dennis Jaffe says what the DCDSC is doing is whack.

Hit the Road, Jack: The editorial board of The Hoya, the student paper at Georgetown University, does not like Evans. The Hoya says Evans has a “hostile” attitude toward the school and the students’ interests and a better choice in next year’s election would be Fiona Greig. Whoops.

In Other News:

  • CFO Nat Gandhi goes undeposed.
  • Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry is “delusional” if he thinks his son will take over as Ward 8 CM, says Harry Jaffe.
  • Ward 7’s Paul Savage on the current crop of D.C. politicians from east of the river. “They become amnesiacs as soon as they cross over the Anacostia River … They have done absolutely nothing for the folks in Ward 7.”
  • Statehood push goes grassroots.

Gray sked: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: The Monroe Street Market Groundbreaking; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Raymond Recreation Center Groundbreaking; 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Presentation of Proclamation on 100th Anniversary of IBM; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Digital Capital Week Conference.

Council sked: VO talks movies and TV, started at 10 a.m.