Hank Sheinkopf was working for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reelection from the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo.
“I’m in Florida for the weekend,” said Mr. Sheinkopf, one of a number of prominent Democratic consultants now working for the mayor, in a recent phone interview. He was there for a speaking Read More
About 30 minutes before Bill Thompson walked into the Teamsters Union Local 810 building on 15th Street for an endorsement interview this afternoon, out walked his leading opponent, Michael Bloomberg.
Accompanying Bloomberg for the meeting, which was not on his public or campaign schedule, and was not open to the press, Read More
The Village Voice's Wayne Barrett, who's on a streak of writing critically about Michael Bloomberg and campaign manager Bradley Tusk, arrived at City Hall this afternoon and was greeted warmly by fan and City Councilman Bill de Blasio, who praised Barrett's work with some very colorful language.
De Blasio Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign will open its offices in each borough starting the weekend of March 28, according to Maura Keaney, who is spearheading the mayor’s ground operation.
In a brief telephone interview, Keaney said the five offices will be “centrally located” in each borough and accessible to mass transit.
“These are not glamorous corporate headquarters. Read More
Michael Bloomberg's campaign manager Bradley Tusk, emailed supporters this morning seeking volunteers, and pointing them to a fancy new campaign web site.
The site urges supporters to volunteer because Bloomberg "is willing to make the hard choices – independent of politics and the special interests."
In 2005, top aide Read More
Michael Bloomberg already has a campaign manager, and Bill Thompson just installed his.
But the third major mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner, is in no rush.
When asked if Weiner's campaign hired a campaign manager, spokesman John Collins, emailed, “No.”
“Anthony Weiner is fighting in DC for middle class New Read More
At the mayor’s state of the city speech earlier this month, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz referred to Michael Bloomberg’s reelection campaign as a “job creation program.”
For New York’s most prominent Democratic consultants and operatives, it’s been nothing less—an acquisition project so far-reaching that it actually threatens to dry up the market in experienced Read More
This morning Michael Bloomberg hosted a breakfast in Harlem in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., where he said improving public education is the civil rights struggle of our time.
Then, after listening to a few speeches, Bloomberg walked into another room to answer questions from reporters, positioning himself in front of a picture Read More
A local detail on today's big story:
Long before Rod Blagojevich was taken into custody, he employed as a deputy governor Bradley Tusk, who New York political types may remember as the young high-achiever who worked for Michael Bloomberg and, before that, for Senator Chuck Schumer and, before that, for former Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn’t waste time on the normal pleasantries when he placed an early-morning phone call on May 10 to the freshly elected Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker.
True to Mr. Bloomberg’s preferred style of interaction, the call was all business, moving with astonishing speed onto policy issues like gun control and balancing the Read More