Mayor Bloomberg continues to rack up endorsements from people outside New York. The latest is that of Miami Mayor Manuel Diaz. To be fair, New York and Miami share a busy flight corridor, A-Rod likes to party there, and New York is always in contention with the Florida city for America’s worst road rage. Also, Diaz is part of Bloomberg’s anti-gun mayors coalition/NRA hit-list, and the two men shared a friendly bet on the 2003 World Series between the Yankees and the Marlins, which required Bloomberg to send Diaz cheesecake, pastrami, and other local delicacies.
Even the Times notices this trend toward out-of-town Bloomberg endorsements. The Mayor also recently scored the backing of the Jerusalem Post. Maybe Bloomberg is counting on absentee ballots.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 9, 2009