Bloomberg’s Independence Friends

Guess who’s delighted that Mike Bloomberg is an independent?

"It's great news and we welcome him to the Independence movement," said Jackie Salit, who ran Bloomberg's 2001 and 2005 mayoral campaigns on the Independence Party lines.

In a brief interview last night, Salit told me, "We feel a lot of affinity for his non-partisan agenda. In fact, we think we taught him some of it."

(Remember non-partisan elections?)

There's more on Bloomberg’s relationship with the Independence Party (that’s big-I Independence, not to be confused with the mayor’s registration as a small-i independent) here and here.