Mayor Bloomberg has been endorsed for reelection by the president of the New Jersey state senate and former governor, Richard Codey
. While he was governor, Codey said, Bloomberg "blew me away with his intellect and his ability to cut right through the red tape, identify a solution, and go after it." You may wonder why a Jersey pol's endorsement is meaningful for a New York mayoral candidate, but Bloomberg has received other endorsements from out-of-town politicians
, including D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, Newark Mayor Corey Booker, Sullivan County activist David Mixner, the Council of African Imams in the Americas, and Jose Feliciano, Like his well-publicized Presidential ambitions
, they give an impression of national importance, which can be helpful in swaying voters convinced that they live in a world capital.
Conversely, Liz Benjamin thinks it's "unfortunate timing," because given the recent corruption scandal, "to link a New York politician seeking re-election to New Jersey at this moment seems more like a curse than a blessing."