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How’s this for a small world: the head of fundraising for former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee‘s advocacy group, Students First, is married to the guy who helped unseat Rhee’s boss, Adrian Fenty, and ultimately Rhee herself.
Tali Stein is V.P. of development for Students First. She’s married to Mo Elleithee, the veteran Virginia political operative who helped manage the message of mayoral candidate Vince Gray last year. (Elleithee was also one half of the Mo-down, a televised faceoff with Ron Moten that’s probably now required watching in high school debate classes around the country.)
Before Students First, Stein help raise money for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, and worked for the Democratic Leadership Council.
Talk about a win-win for the Elleithee family. Not only does the husband get to claim victory in a political contest, but the horribly awkward dynamic between Gray and Rhee leads to a new job for the wife. Win-win!