Yesterday, Michael Bloomberg went out of his way to be gender- neutral when referring to the next mayor of New York.
Which means that he seems to be taking Christine Quinn’s mayoral campaign as seriously as some of her supporters, who, in this fund-raising email, refer to her as “New York City Council Speaker and the next Mayor of New York, Christine Quinn.”
The email — which is copied after the jump — was written by Bernard Whitman on Saturday and forwarded to me just now. Whitman’s only other donation to a city candidate, as far as I can tell, was to Brian Ellner for Manhattan Borough President.
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Next month, my husband Scott & I are hosting a fundraiser in our garden for New York City Council Speaker and the next Mayor of New York, Christine Quinn.
Chris Quinn has always been a pioneer, a visionary, and a leader for our community. As the first woman to be NYC Council Speaker and the most powerful openly gay elected official in the United States, Chris continues to break barriers and give voice to all those who want to make New York a better place for everyone.
I hope you will join us on Thursday, May 10, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at our home at (address redacted), in the heart of Chelsea, to meet Chris, celebrate Spring, and help realize her vision of a better, stronger, and more inclusive New York!
Suggested contributions range from $50 to $250. I encourage you to give as much as possible, since contributions up to $250 are matched 4:1 by the NYC Campaign Finance Board, so a $250 contribution is actually worth $1,250!
Please RSVP to me or our co-host Paul Samuels (Psamuels1@####) listed in the attached invitation. You can bring your contribution to the event, where we’ll have contribution forms. For those who cannot attend and would still like to contribute, you can mail in the attached form with your check.
And please forward this invitation to anyone you know who might be interested in supporting Chris Quinn!
Scott and I are looking forward to seeing all of you next month!
All my best,