Crist won't get Bloomberg nod
Gov. Charlie Crist surely hoped to get support from independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but it's looking unlikely. Bloomberg is much tighter with former Gov. Jeb Bush, with whom he shares a passion for education reform. After a St. Petersburg blogger reported a likely endorsement, we asked Deputy New York Mayor Howard Wolfson about the rumor. "False,'' Wolfson said. The chances of Bloomberg helping Crist down the road? "Zero." "Mayor Bloomberg was very disappointed that Gov. Crist vetoed an excellent education bill and has no intention of endorsing him," Wolfson said, referring to SB 6, the controversial teacher merit pay bill that Crist shot down.
Adam C. Smith, Times political editor