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Say What?: Washingtonian‘s Harry Jaffe says if D.C. political operative and boxing promoter Rock Newman is Andy Shallal‘s mayoral campaign’s manager, Shallal stands a chance at a strong performance in the race. Shallal said he would only run if Mayor Vince Gray decides not to run for a second term. +1

Courtship Etiquette: A woman writes to “Dear Prudence” after she spots Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a “hip new restaurant” in D.C. and  is unsure if she acted appropriately when she approached her to show her a photo of graffiti art featuring the justice that she had stored on her phone. Prudie says she did just fine. Classic D.C. social angst. -1

Role Reversal: Mayor Vince Gray still won’t say whether he is running for re-election and whenever a reporter asks him about it, he fires back a series of annoying questions. -3

Soak it Up: Dacha Beer Garden in Shaw is looking to build a structure so they can serve German food, preventing people from getting too inebriated off their beer steins. +3

Yesterday’s Needle rating: 46 Today’s score: 0 Needle rating: 46