Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NY GOP sours on Bloomberg

NY Post reports on Bloomberg's falling support within the NY state GOP:

Many Republicans had hoped Mayor Bloomberg, with his deep pockets and personal popularity, would fill the leadership vacuum and run for governor because term limits were expected to force him to leave office.

Months ago, Bloomberg even quietly sounded out retiring Buffalo US Rep. Thomas Reynolds and former Utica Sen. Raymond Meier about becoming the state GOP leader.

But the possibility that Bloomberg would run for governor ended with the City Council's decision last month to allow him to run for a third term.

The changed dynamic has led some Republicans to look to Red Apple/Gristedes supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis as a possible new state GOP force and potential candidate for governor.

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