Anyone looking for a Bloomberg-Markowitz connection — especially as the Borough President has started to come around on opening a Wal-Mart in Brooklyn, which Bloomberg supports — will probably extract some deep meaning from the end of this Chris Bragg story:
One influential political player optimistic about the prospects of a Scissura campaign is political operative Bradley Tusk, who ran Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2009 re-election campaign. Tusk said he believes the experience derived working for Markowitz and the borough president’s endorsement could make up for Scissura’s lack of name recognition.
“It could be a problem if you were talking about a massive citywide run, but for Brooklyn borough president, most of the politicians in that class wouldn’t have much more [name recognition],” Tusk said. “I think Carlo would be a viable candidate, especially with Marty’s support.”
Update: An interested reader notes Tusk works for Wal-Mart.