(CNN) – Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has a fan in Newark.
Earlier this week Newark Mayor Cory Booker tweeted his support for Fenty, stating "I am supporting Fenty in Washington DC – I hope you will consider doing so as well." Sixty-three of his followers obliged by retweeting the message. Citing Fenty's education leadership, Booker tweeted again on Wednesday, writing "@fenty2010's ed reform efforts have given hope 2 cities across the country. Can you retweet your support for Mayor Fenty?"
A Clarus poll released Wednesday evening indicated that D.C. City Council Chairman Vincent Gray leads Fenty 45 to 38 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, with 14 percent undecided. Fenty, now touting himself as the underdog, could use the boost that Booker hopes to provide.
The mayoral primary in DC will take place in five days. Since Democrats comprise a majority in DC, the winner of the Democratic primary on September 14 will be considered the favorite in the general election this November.