Morning Read: Bloomberg as the Republicans’ Answer, Monserrate Gets a New Lawyer

“[I]f the Republicans were willing and able to nominate Bloomberg type candidates in other parts of the country, the Democratic moment may dissipate pretty quickly,” writes a Columbia professor on Huffington Post.
Anthony Weiner said of Michael Bloomberg and the Republicans, “I would think he would have some influence over that party, as a major contributor and now as their standard bearer.”
Clyde Haberman thinks, ironically, that Bloomberg has been in a bad mood since extending term limits.
“Once again” Bloomberg is “hitching his administration to President Obama,” writes David Seifman.
Pat Lynch was hired by a group supporting mayoral control.

Morning Read: Bloomberg as the Republicans’ Answer, Monserrate Gets a New Lawyer