Michael Bloomberg hosted a fund-raiser in his East Side townhouse for Peter Vallone, Jr. last night.
Attendees included noted real estate developer Jack Rudin, former MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow aspiring mayoral candidate, John Catsimatidis, and DC 37 union boss Lilian Roberts, and president Ed Malloy of Building and Construction Trades Council.
Vallone apparently took the opportunity to unofficially declare his candidacy for higher office.
According to an attendee, Vallone pointed out that the mayor was on the cover of Newsweek with a big article about how he’s not running for president, then declared jokingly that he was “raising money to not run for borough president.”
According to a source close to Vallone, the event raised $200,000.