Ragusa on Bloomberg’s New Hire: ‘Is She From New York?’

Michael Bloomberg might have gone and hired John McCain’s former director of communications, Jill Hazelbaker, but it’s going to take more than that to impress Phil Ragusa.

 “I don’t really know who she is,” said Ragusa, the Queens County Republican chair. “Is she from New York?”

Hazelbaker, is, in fact, from Oregon.

“I wish her lots of luck, but she’s not a local person,” said Ragusa. “I think he has to do a lot more than that.”

Bloomberg is set to meet with Republican county chairs on February 25, when they will decide whether to allow him to run in their party’s primary.