Bloomberg and the Republicans

Here’s Michael Bloomberg with the five-member City Council Republican caucus he swore into office today in the City Council chambers. The photo was sent over by a spokesman for newly elected member Dan Halloran (far right), who said he wants to stand up for those who have been “ignored and overtaxed for so long.”

Bloomberg took the opportunity to speak about nonpartisanship. “We’re going to work together – not as Republicans, not as independents not as Democrats – but as New Yorkers,” he said.