Bloomberg Gets Sheinkopf, Officially

Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has officially hired Hank Sheinkopf, the bare-knuckled Democratic consultant who helped elect one of the mayor’s prospective rivals, Bill Thompson, to citywide office in 2001.

Sheinkopf’s hire was confirmed by a campaign spokesman in an email to me just now.

We’ve been speculating for a while that Sheinkopf would join Bloomberg’s growing team of consultants and operatives, which also includes Basil Smikle, who had been working on Anthony Weiner’s campaign, and spokesman Howard Wolfson, who worked for a bunch of Democratic institutions, including Hillary Clinton.