Sometimes, candidates campaign without the media.
This morning at 9 a.m., Michael Bloomberg had a breakfast in Washington Heights with seniors, which was not publicized by his campaign.
A campaign source said it wasn’t publicized because they feared reporters wouldn’t be able to make it on time, and that the mayor’s schedule was so chock full of stuff that they couldn’t guarantee when then event would start or end.
This person also said the campaign wanted to steer reporters to their main event of the day, which was at 1 p.m. in Brooklyn where the mayor would chat with supporters. There is no Q&A on his schedule today.
On October 22, Bloomberg had a private meeting with people in Boro Park where he told them about $8 million in funding he was giving them. (Not sure why he wouldn’t have wanted to publicize that kind of announcement. Simcha Felder was more than happy to.)
Bill Thompson also had an event this morning which they did not publicize.
Thompson met this morning with Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr., a Democrat whose socially conservative views (he’s against same-sex marriage and abortion) have often led him to conflicts with other Democrats. Diaz once protested outside Chuck Schumer’s office, and recently stood up for embattled state senator Hiram Monserrate, who was found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend.