- Associated Press - Sunday, September 5, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is hitting the campaign trail to urge support for Mayor Adrian Fenty.

Rhee spoke at a rally Saturday morning to roughly 200 voters gathered in the District’s upscale Chevy Chase community, according to a Fenty campaign official.She also campaigned with Fenty at Eastern Market.

Rhee has been a controversial chancellor, firing hundreds of employees, but has had Fenty’s steadfast support.

Fenty faces a tough Democratic primary battle against D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray, who has refused to say if he will keep Rhee if he’s elected.

There’s no Republican seeking the post in a city where three-quarters of voters are Democrats, so whoever wins the Sept. 14 Democratic primary has a lock on the general election in November. Early voting began Monday.



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