Bloomberg on a Distant Sheldon Silver

Congressman Joe Crowley of Queens and the Bronx yesterday became the latest official to endorse Michael Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan. It was announced at a press conference in Grand Central Terminal, where I asked the mayor about another politician whose support he really needs: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who attended a fund-raiser while Bloomberg was testifying on the subject at an Assembly hearing.

For the record, Bloomberg said he didn't see anything significant in the timing, noting that, unlike him, most politicians have to raise money all the time.