Stu Ascends

Bloomberg campaign press secretary — and AIMfight champ (his score of 91,242 puts him in the top 5% of all instant messagers) — Stu Loeser is moving into Ed Skyler’s job as chief Bloomberg press aide, a well-guarded press release just announced.

Interestingly, Linda Gibbs’ press guy, James Anderson (who will not be mistaken for Stu) is moving over to City Hall as communications director. It sounds like that’s no longer the Bill Cunningham chief political operative job; Anderson will be dealing with editorial boards and columnists. That second move is another sign that Gibbs — now a deputy Mayor — is someone to reckon with.

And as Mike looks around for a successor, is Gibbs ’09 a possibility? Stu Ascends