Bloomberg to Endorse Democrat in Upper East Side Assembly Race, G.O.P Chair Not Happy

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is planning to endorse Dan Quart, the Democrat running in a special election for a vacant Assembly seat on the Upper East Side, The Politicker has learned.

The move is not entirely unexpected, since Quart has the benefit of a huge registration advantage  in the race against Republican Paul Niehaus. Bloomberg had previously endorsed the Democrat who held the seat, Jonathan Bing, who went to take a job in the Cuomo administration.

Bloomberg’s own 79th street townhouse townhouses is in the Assembly district

In a letter passed along to The Politicker, Dan Isaacs, the Manhattan Republican Party chairman, who has been pushing Niehaus hard, laments the independent mayor’s “poor judgment” and accuses him of “trying to put his stamp on electing his chosen Democrats to office.”

 

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Bloomberg to Endorse Democrat in Upper East Side Assembly Race, G.O.P Chair Not Happy