–compiled by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind
Michael Steele, chairman of Republican National Committee, met with Michael Bloomberg at a private reception in midtown yesterday afternoon, then walked outside and told reporters he’s not getting involved in the mayor’s race.
“We don’t endorse at this level. We focus on what the leadership here in the state and county and local Read More
Michael Bloomberg announced his support for same-sex marriage and said he’s willing to testify in favor of it at the same time as he is trying to win over the support of the city’s Republican Party, which, generally, is opposed to same-sex marriage.
Phil Ragusa, the Queens County Republican chair, who Read More
Here's one sign that there's a fair amount of support for Michael Bloomberg among Republicans in some areas of the city.
These placards were propped up in the back of the auditorium of a Howard Beach elementary school where Michael Bloomberg swore in new Republican City Councilman Eric Ulrich yesterday afternoon. Read More
Phil Ragusa, the Queens County Republican Chairman, said his day today has been “shitty.”
Aside from the looming pile of work on his desk (he’s an accountant and tax day is around the corner), he’s seeing his coalition of Republican five chairman and abandoning the mission of denying Michael Bloomberg the Republican line.
Last night, Read More
Liz reported that the Brooklyn Republican county chairman, Craig Eaton, may succumb to a sudden burst of support for Michael Bloomberg. The Staten Island Republican county chairman, John Friscia, told me that barring some major legal intervention, he’s likely to support Bloomberg also.
So, assuming Brooklyn goes, that's two.
With the Read More
Two of the Republican county chairs that Michael Bloomberg met with last week support the notion that Michael Bloomberg is trying to “rent” a spot on the ballot from the Republican Party for his re-election.
About five minutes into an interview on Sunday, Phil Ragusa of Queens and Jay Savino of the Bronx Read More
After meeting with Michael Bloomberg for more than an hour, the city’s five Republican county chairmen said they had not immediately decided about whether to let the former Republican into their party’s primary as he campaigns for a third term later this year.
They did not say when a decision would be made.
“We’re not Read More
Michael Bloomberg met with the five county Republican leaders this morning to seek approval to run in their party’s primary, then left after a brief exchange with reporters.
That job was, for the most part, left to Bloomberg campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson, who said that although the mayor would like to run on the Republican Read More
Staten Island Republican leader John Friscia says he still hasn’t gotten his expected phone call from either Rudy Giuliani or George Pataki, who are making the case to Republican county leaders to allow Michael Bloomberg into their primary.
"I’ve been out of the office all day," Friscia said, and "I haven’t had a Read More