Mike Bloomberg Will Attend Charlie Rangel Fundraiser, After All

…His office just confirmed. This comes after some confusion on the matter. The mayor is on the invitation for the event tomorrow, but, as The Daily News reminds us, had been non-committal a few weeks ago:


“I don’t know whether Charlie Rangel’s going to have a fundraiser,” he told reporters during a Q&A at the opening of a new playground near South Street Seaport. “I don’t know what the facts are. We’ll just have to wait and see.”

Reminded by a reporter that his name was on the invitation for the Aug. 11 event, Bloomberg had to agree.

“Yeah, I had planned to go, but we’ll see what comes out of this and what happens, I guess, by Thursday. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I can tell you this – Charlie Rangel did a lot for New York City, and we shouldn’t forget that. I have no idea whether any of these charges are true. That’s not my job to find out.”