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By Patrick Madden

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh is throwing her support behind Council Chairman Vincent Gray in this year's mayoral race.

While the endorsement was not a shock, Cheh has been a vocal critic of Mayor Adrian Fenty. Her decision to actively campaign for Gray could hurt the mayor's re-election bid.

Cheh represents Ward 3 in upper Northwest Washington, that's where Fenty's strongest base of support is and where he'll need to win decisively to overcome Gray's strong support in other parts of the city.

Cheh says she's backing Gray because of her experience working with him on the council.

"I think that he's intelligent, he's a leader, he has integrity and the contrast between the two is very stark," says Cheh.

Fenty, meanwhile, rolled out an important endorsement of his own Thursday. The Washington Hispanic, a Spanish language newspaper, announced it is supporting the mayor. That counters an earlier move this summer by the D.C. Latino Caucus to endorse Gray. There are approximately 10,000 registered Latino voters in D.C.

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