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A couple of observations on the key race of the night—the at-large D.C. Council contest, that is.

Courtesy of Loose Lips Columnist Mike DeBonis.

*The rush happened in the morning, not in the evening. Around the city, not unlike other places, everyone absolutely inundated polling places in the day’s early hours. Apparently they just couldn’t wait, and night turnout was light.

*Michael A. Brown, at-large candidate, organized an extensive ground game in east-of-the-river precincts but was a little less prepared in western parts of the city. Brown had guys “toughing it out with ponchos” in Ward 7, says LL. Write-in candidate and incumbent Carol Schwartz, meanwhile, appeared to have the opposite strategy—heavier in the city’s western reaches and not so much east of the river.