Mike’s Party

Mike Bloomberg offered a full-throated endorsement of Fred Newman’s and Lenora Fulani’s wing of the Independence Party last night, and thanked them again for last year’s “anti-corruption award,” an honor he shares with convicted felon Guy Velella.

Worth noting were the pols who saw fit to buy advertisements in the event’s program, a crucial step in demonstrating your appeal to these independent-minded sorts. Joe Hynes (full page!), Eva Moskowitz, and Joe Bruno all seem to feel they need the Party’s line.

Carolyn Maloney, on the other hand, must just be a true believer in this charming organization.