Mayor Bloomberg received the endorsement of a Democratic club in the Bronx, home of frontrunning Democratic mayoral hopeful Fernando Ferrer. The Northwest Bronx Democratic Alliance, which had endorsed Ferrer in 2001, threw their support behind Bloomberg, saying Ferrer lacked "fire" this time around. The Bloomberg campaign is thrilled to have the endorsement, even though the Bronx Democratic Alliance is small and fairly new; Ferrer's campaign points out that one of the Mayor's deputy mayors, Carol Robles-Roman, is a leader in the club and may have "delivered" the endorsement. You may remember Robles-Roman from such incidents as "Using sirens and lights on her car in non-emergency situations simply to advance in traffic more easily."
An aide in the Ferrer campaign pointed out that one of Bloomberg's deputy mayors, Carol Robles-Roman, is a leader in the club and may have delivered the endorsement.
In 2009 news, City Comptroller William Thompson looks poised to run for Mayor if a Democrat isn't elected this election year as he faces his own reelection. But there's another Democrat being whsipered about for 2009: Oh, yes, it's Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President. While some think he has a shot, one insider snarks, "Is he going to go on a five-borough diet?"