Mayoral Campaign Ad From Blakeman, Already

And the first TV ad of the 2009 mayoral race is from…Bruce Blakeman?

He’s the Republican candidate who just announced, and, it seems, will go up against John Catsimatidis for the G.O.P. nomination.

But there’s another figure looming. Michael Bloomberg’s mayoral plans could torpedo Blakeman’s candidacy, as well as the plans of many others, if he manages to extend term limits and run again.

In a brief interview yesterday, I asked Blakeman if he’d run against Bloomberg. Blakeman basically said it’s a hypothetical question and that he’d evaluate the situation if Bloomberg actually decides to run.

[via Liz Benjamin