October 27, 2006

DESIGNATED BIG HITTER:

Bloomberg Sends Troops to Help Lieberman (DIANE CARDWELL, 10/28/06, NY Times)

In his battle for re-election to the United States Senate without the backing of the Democratic Party, Joseph I. Lieberman is deploying a secret weapon in the race’s closing days: a sophisticated operation to identify and turn out voters, courtesy of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

The Bloomberg group includes several top-level operatives who played key roles in the mayor’s decisive re-election last year or who are in the administration, and have taken leaves from their jobs to work on Mr. Lieberman’s campaign.

Since Mr. Lieberman lost the Democratic primary in Connecticut to Ned Lamont, they have helped open campaign offices, devised a strategy to reach voters and are corralling enough volunteers to cover 2,800 shifts at more than 700 polling sites on Election Day, Nov. 7.


Nice to see him go to bat for the Senator.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 27, 2006 11:12 PM
Comments

Bloomie bolsters his Republican credentials with his actions.

Posted by: John at October 28, 2006 2:03 AM

The DINO and the RINO, together at last.

Posted by: Bryan at October 28, 2006 6:06 AM

... but Bryan, which one is Martin and which Lewis?

Posted by: erp at October 28, 2006 10:04 AM

With those two, it's more like Lewis and Lewis

Posted by: Bryan at October 28, 2006 12:35 PM

Lieberman is still showing no signs of breaking with the Dems once he gets back to the Senate. I fear that, along with other GOP outreach efforts to moderate Dems, african-americans, etc, will turn out to be a waste of time and money.

Posted by: AWW at October 28, 2006 2:07 PM

Also, if Bloomie wants to boost his GOP creds he should be going after/making life miserable for Hillary and Schumer who are more important to deal with in the near term.

Posted by: AWW at October 28, 2006 2:09 PM

While Bloomie's barely a moderate, the ineptness of the NYS Republican Party (which happens every 25 years or so), makes any finanical contribution to taking down Chuckie or the missus right now a waste of funds. But his RINO credentials allow him to do what regular Republicans can't -- feed money and aid to Lieberman without the Lamont/DNC types being able to creditably claim Joe's getting direct support from the Republican National Committee.

Not as good as, say, putting your funds towards ousting Bob Menendez across the Hudson River, but any little bit helps.

Posted by: John at October 28, 2006 2:56 PM

GOP has gazillions of dollars and should have been using them to elect Republicans in NY and CT, not the Katzenjammer Kids.

Posted by: erp at October 28, 2006 3:00 PM
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