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From the wilds of Southwest, Loose Lips columnist Mike DeBonis phones in this scoop:

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray is an Obama guy. Throughout this crazy campaign season, Gray has done as good a job as anyone of keeping his prezzy preferences a secret. But fence-sitting time is over: The rules of the District of Columbia Democratic Party require that Gray now take a side if he’s going to represent D.C. in this summer’s convention.

Gray’s loyalties were confirmed by his chief of staff, Dawn Slonneger.