It’s been a trying couple years for Bradley Tusk. In 2009, Mr. Tusk waged war as Bloomberg’s campaign manager and, after that exhausting season of political jousting, was grilled grilled at Blago’s corruption trial in Illinois. As Bloomberg’s right hand man and the former deputy Governor of Illinois, Mr. Tusk has experienced all iterations of the crumbling political cookie. It seems, however, that he’s come out on top. Mr. Tusk and his wife, art historian Harper Montgomery, have just purchased a new home for $3 million, city records show.
Here’s more about Wal-Mart’s newest addition, Phil Singer.
Singer’s name popped up in Claire Atkinson’s story today, noting he runs “a corporate consulting firm, which has worked with prominent Democrats, including Sen. Chuck Schumer.”
Singer also worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and, most recently, on Andrew Cuomo’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Read More
In Daniel Massey’s story this weekend, he has info about meetings Christine Quinn attended with education advocates, that were organized by Bradley Tusk.
In an email, Tusk has more to say about the meetings those meetings:
“The specifics of what Danny was referring to was the beginning phases of meetings and outreach from the Read More
Last fall, Bradley Tusk helped engineer Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reelection–a race that campaign insiders insist was superlatively run, despite the surprisingly narrow margin of victory. Since then, Mr. Tusk has quietly emerged as the preferred adviser for the candidates and causes closest to the mayor’s heart.
Over the past several months, Mr. Tusk orchestrated Read More
Mayor Bloomberg and the powerful Real Estate Board of New York have been sharing a common interest in the Independence Party lately.
Both shoveled money at the state party in the past seven months. Mr. Bloomberg gave a record-high $1.2 million donation, in two $600,000 payments, and a set of landlords together put Read More
That’s how much Michael Bloomberg spent on his campaign, according to his latest campaign campaign filing report, released this afternoon.
That figure includes $6.2 million spent in this latest filing, which covered from November 27, 2009, to January 11, 2010, and includes the six-figure bonuses given to key staffers.
Patti Harrison, Bradley Tusk and Howard Read More
Liz Benjamin gets word that Michael Bloomberg is handing out bonuses to campaign workers that are up to 20 percent of their salaries.
Not bad, considering the election results and the general unpopularity of large bonuses these days.
Bloomberg’s campaign spokesman declined to get into specifics, but emailed me Read More
Michael Bloomberg announced this morning he’s hired two new commissioners.
The first is Cas Holloway, who will lead the Department of Environmental Protection. Bloomberg noted Cas worked a few desks away from him inside the City Hall bullpen, where Holloway was chief of staff to Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler. (Skyler and Holloway [and Read More
In the spin room after last night’s debate, Bloomberg campaign manager Bradley Tusk attempted to sum up Thompson’s position on his own record by saying that he was “accountable for nothing, responsible for nothing and did nothing.”
“We need to set the record straight,” said Thompson campaign manager Eddie Castell, who checked off the number Read More
On display last night were the limits of how far Michael Bloomberg will go to court Democrats during his re-election. It’s not insignificant, considering how much partisan labels still count (in polls, anyway).
When asked if Pedro Espada had been a better majority leader than his predecessor, Joe Bruno, a Republican, Bloomberg said Read More