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Bloomberg Backs Fenty in Mayoral Race

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by Patrick Madden

Michael Bloomberg is throwing his support behind Mayor Adrian Fenty in this year's mayoral contest. Patrick Madden reports why an endorsement from the mayor of New York almost seems to make sense.

Carmine's was a fitting venue for Bloomberg's endorsement. Like the New York eatery that just opened up here in D.C., Fenty has imported some key aspects of the Bloomberg administration.

Mayoral takeover of the schools? That happened first in New York.

D.C.'s 311 system? Also copied from New York.

Even the physical layout of the mayor's office -- the so-called bullpen -- was modeled after New York's. Bloomberg says the District is "lucky" to have Fenty.

But Fenty's rival,Vincent Gray, is downplaying the endorsement. A statement from the campaign reads "it's probable we'll come up short with voters in New York."

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