Bronx Republican Leader Fears Bloomberg Could Ruin the G.O.P. Brand

After getting a phone call from Rudy Giuliani yesterday, the Bronx Republican County Leader Jay Savino said he and the former mayor may have to “agree to disagree” about whether to allow Michael Bloomberg into their party’s primary.
Savino later said he’s keeping an “open mind” about whether to allow Bloomberg into the primary, but repeatedly expressed doubts.
The five Republican chairman are scheduled to meet Bloomberg tomorrow to discuss the possibility, which a majority of them would have to approve.
“It’s not about his allegiance to the Republican Party,” said Savino. “I don’t know what Mayor Bloomberg stands for. Congestion pricing, tax increases, an out-of-control, ballooning budget.

Bronx Republican Leader Fears Bloomberg Could Ruin the G.O.P. Brand