Saturday, April 04, 2009

NYC Independence Party organizations to interview Mayor Michael Bloomberg Sunday

The executive committees of the 5 county committees of the New York City Independence Party will meet with Michael Bloomberg on Sunday before making an official decision about whether to endorse the mayor for a third run for the office. Bloomberg, an independent, would like to run on the IP line this year, but he needs the nod from at least 3 of the 5 county committees. City activists -- and not the State Chair -- will make the final decision, a requirement upheld by the NY Court of Appeals after 3 years of court battles (20 lawsuits) to engage harrassment tactics by the Albany faction of the party against NYC county grassroots organizing.
Independence Party leaders and strategists Fred Newman and Jackie Salit met with Bloomberg mid-March to discuss the terms of a possible partnership. 

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