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At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson, who LL thought was a sure goner to the white Michael Brown, showed up at Mayor-elect Vincent Gray‘s party last night. LL asked him about his victory:

LL also ran into the black Michael Brown, who wasn’t running, and asked how he felt about his “loss.”

“Fabulous,” Brown said.

And LL also overheard Clark Ray, who came in a distant third to Mendelson and Brown, tell someone at a precinct in Ward 1 yesterday that he’s lost 12 pounds in the last year due to campaigning. According to the latest count, that works out to about 1 pound per 765 votes.