Bloomberg Shakes Hands, Earns Praise at the Big Independence Party Meeting

Michael Bloomberg told a room full of Independence Party activists that he wants to see nonpartisan elections “as much as

Michael Bloomberg told a room full of Independence Party activists that he wants to see nonpartisan elections “as much as you do” but added, ” We have to see a road map before we start marching again.”
Bloomberg spoke to New York City Independence Party leaders for about 30 minutes in midtown this afternoon, before expelling reporters to field questions from party members privately.
The Independence Party is meeting today formally endorse him for re-election, as it did in 2005.
Fred Newman, a party member who also has controversial views, didn’t come. Newman’s influence is unmatched among local party members, and Bloomberg has recently met privately with him
State party chairman Frank MacKay didn’t show up, either; Bloomberg backed MacKay when McKay led an effort to oust Newman and his allies from the party.

Bloomberg Shakes Hands, Earns Praise at the Big Independence Party Meeting