D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has been endorsed by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who says the District is "more accountable, more transparent and more effective" under the young mayor. Fenty said the endorsement "brings my political career full circle." He said he turned to Bloomberg and New York for inspiration for the District's smoking ban, community policing and improved sanitation services. We're not sure what to make of this high-profile endorsement. It comes just in the nick of time, since it has been reported that Fenty's main opponent, Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, is gaining momentum in his campaign. We'll file this in the "strange bedfellows" category.

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