Here’s Democratic Assemblywoman Barbara Clark of Queens appearing in a television ad for Michael Bloomberg.
It’s one of a handful of new ads the campaign rolled out yesterday, all featuring people other than Bloomberg talking about Bloomberg.
“There was always a lot of finger-pointing about why schools were failing,” she says. “Mayor Bloomberg shares my passion for education.”
“The job’s not done, but schools are going in the right direction,” she says.
This emphasis on education lines up with what Bloomberg told a local paper in Queens last week, which is that he decided to seek a third term after hearing a parent thank him for the public schools.
"She said, 'I know as long as you're the mayor, the schools will get better,' and that's when I said, 'I'm gonna run,’” Bloomberg is quoted as saying in the Queens Gazette.