(Brad Barket)

Gray did not receive an invitation from President Obama, but he could have gone to the event as a guest of D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Instead he attended a 40-person party in a private room at Cafe Milano with his girlfriend of several years.

[The Reliable Source: Mayor Vincent Gray skips State of the Union]

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