December 23rd, 2008
09:10 PM ET
6 years ago

Former Clinton aide to advise Bloomberg re-election bid

Wolfson was one of Hillary Clinton’s top advisors.
Wolfson was one of Hillary Clinton’s top advisors.

(CNN) - Howard Wolfson, Hillary Clinton’s former communications director, will be a top strategist for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's re-election effort.

Bloomberg, who was first elected as a Republican, is now a registered Independent.

"As a New Yorker, I am very excited at the prospect of helping the Mayor at this very critical time in our city's history," Wolfson wrote in an Tuesday e-mail. "It is quite clear to me that the mayor's strong record provides a compelling case for his reelection - and that he will provide the proven leadership we need to guide the city through the unprecedented fiscal challenges we face."

Wolfson, a former advisor to New York’s Democratic Party and a long-time Bloomberg critic, downplayed his earlier assessments of his boss as an “out-of-touch billionaire.”

“That was my evil twin,” he told NY1 Tuesday.


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  1. DOCS 3

    WE ARE REALLY WONDERING AFTER BLOGGING A COMMENT FINALLY DECIDED TO PUT SOME LOGIC BEHIND THE SO-CALLED BEST POLITICAL TEAM - "CNN". WE HOPE THAT THE 21ST CENTURY FIND A BETTER TEAM. IF NOT GOD HELP TRUTH AND
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    December 24, 2008 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  2. Cant make this stuff up

    Given his track record...........

    Bloomberg probably got him at a great discount.

    December 24, 2008 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  3. Nija

    SHOW ME THE MONEY

    December 24, 2008 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  4. Irritated in Fl

    The man is just trying to make a buck. Jobs are scarce these days. LOL

    December 24, 2008 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  5. bsmith171

    bloomberg is NOT a republican. he only ran as a republican because the DEM ticket was taken.

    he is a BOSTONIAN!

    December 24, 2008 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  6. Tiff of lithia springs

    Heck! with friend like this who need enemies.

    December 24, 2008 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  7. TexAnnie *-*-*-*-*

    This doesn't address the specific article in question but more so the responses to this article and most others on the Ticker:

    Why on earth does everyone seem to think they have to be so negative and hateful in everything they post? No wonder this country is in such disarray with everybody constantly backbiting and spreading such hostility. Does it make the negative posters feel superior by writing somthing hateful about someone else? Why can't we just be civil and try to work together for the betterment of our country?

    December 24, 2008 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  8. Rickymo

    Such an opportunist. This looser was probably behind King Bloombergs effort to overtunr term limits.

    December 24, 2008 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  9. Sholbo

    He worked @ FOX NEWS after the campaign and now Mr independent.We knew all along that he wasn't a democrat with the way he was attacking Obama during the primaries.SHAME ON YOU WOLFSON.

    December 24, 2008 01:57 am at 1:57 am |
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