It took a while, but the Bloomberg campaign has steeled itself to bringing an actual Republican political operative into Mike‘s midtown headquarters.

There have been press reports since January of the Mayor’s campaign hiring Republican staff. But don’t believe the hype. One of those Republicans, Kevin Fullington, is still in his job in the Mayor’s Office of Legislative Affairs. The other, former Pataki aide John Haggerty, didn’t show up on Mike’s most recent campaign finance filing, but we’re told he finally started with the Mayor this month and has even been dragged along to a Democratic club or two.

Anyway, he’s working hard. A Queens spy provides this evidence that Mike will be showing up at Haggerty’s political home base tomorrow night. Finally