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Ex-councilmember Vincent Orange wasn’t the only D.C. dealmaker who felt it necessary to be seen at the International Council of Shopping Centers convention.

Board of Education President Robert Bobb was on hand. According to sources, he was there to mingle with several of his consulting-gig clients. Ubiquitous lobbyist John Ray wouldn’t miss a chance to schmooze with the D.C. power brokers far away from the scrutiny.

And for the first time in a long time, Mayor Adrian Fenty’s frat brother and campaign worker Sinclair Skinner was seen chatting with his buddy the mayor and circulating among the conventioneers.