December 23rd, 2008
09:10 PM ET
5 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. Holly

    Pig

    December 23, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  2. Nola

    Well Bloomberg can start cleaning out his office – using this dud will guarantee him a lost

    December 23, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  3. Paul

    Cuz he did such a great job with Hillary.

    December 23, 2008 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  4. Liberal and Proud of It

    New York is ungovernable. It is too huge. Megacities like New York are just cramming too much population into too small a space.

    December 23, 2008 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  5. god bless usa

    --they both are looooooooooooseeeers.

    December 23, 2008 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  6. Texas Teacher

    okay..... and this is the best news we have? :)

    How about we move onto some REAL news.... like what are the Wall Street Bankers doing with OUR Tax Dollars?

    December 23, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  7. bernard c amadi

    Having lost his hatred gamble , he is now gravitating to where the money is. He is unemployed. He needs a job. What a better place than a billionnaire without a principle!

    December 23, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  8. TruthBeTold

    Hey Daniel,

    Just so you know, the lions football coach isnt at fault...they have lousy ownership and they havent given the coach anything really good to work with. ha Another idiot that doesnt see the whole picture...just sees what his narrow little mind allows him too...must also be an obama supporter

    December 23, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  9. Joe

    sell out i hope he guides his boss to a loss

    December 23, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  10. honestly

    Why chose a loser, Bloomberg?

    December 23, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  11. WILL IN AZ

    FROM REP TO IND,WOW!!! MAYDAY,MAYDAY.REPUBLICANS,WE'RE GOING DOWN.

    December 23, 2008 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  12. jim

    To Truthbetold:
    You are wrong and "out of touch". Only Retardlicans have narrow little minds. Typical though to think you are more informed than anyone else. I guess Rush and Hannity told you so. Why don't all of you Retardlicans go lick a window and give Obama a chance. Your village idiots got us in this mess and now we need the Dems to get us out.

    December 23, 2008 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  13. Jason

    Could that guy be more pasty?

    December 23, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  14. Daniel

    Good call, man. Great gig. I liked what you did with Hilary, even though the Demo establishment railroaded the Obama "win". We need good guys like you. Still waiting for Obama to crash and burn ....

    December 23, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  15. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    HE'S A JERK

    December 23, 2008 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  16. CJ

    He is a shameless man who is only looking out for himself. This is going to end the same way it did for Hillary.

    December 23, 2008 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  17. politiphil

    Bloomberg had better have a back-up plan if Wolfson is as successful a player in Bloomberg's campaign as he was in Hillary Clinton's campaign.

    December 23, 2008 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  18. Daniel

    This guy is just all over the place, has he finished his stint with Fox News, he seems to be having a hardtime conceding to Obama.

    December 23, 2008 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  19. SOMEONE PLEASE THROW ANOTHER PAIR OF SHOES @ GW!!!

    from one loser to another!....i heard they got so many losers in New York; with the stock market crashing & all!

    December 23, 2008 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  20. WILL IN AZ

    TRUTH BE TOLD=AND YOU MUST BE A PALIN SUPPORTER. YOU REMEMBER HER RIGHT,THE ONE WHO CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM ALASKA AND SAY THAT GIVES HER FORIEGN POLICY, THE ONE WHO COULD'NT NAME "'ONE"' SURPREM COURT CASE, THE ONE WHO COULD'NT NAME "'ONE" NEWSPAYPER, THE ONE WHO TOOK FIVE YEARS TO GET FOUR YEAR DEGREE. HEY DANIEL IF YOU ARE A OBAMA SUPPORTER THANKS,WE PICKED THE SMART ONE .... THAT ONE.. YES WE CAN, YES WE DID. BTW PALIN AND MICKEY MOUSE WILL BE ON THE REP TICKET IN 2012 YOU'LL GET ANOTHER CHANCE.LOL

    December 24, 2008 12:01 am at 12:01 am |
  21. zuq

    Who cares.

    December 24, 2008 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  22. Cathy in Florida

    STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

    December 24, 2008 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  23. Gabriel

    Who cares?

    This is a 'communications director' – He is a hired hand! Lets not forget he didnt do the work for Clinton for free.......I bet his consulting fee or salary renumeration from the campaign would be interesting.,,,,
    He is now going to do the same thing for Michael Bloomberg......He will work for whomever will pay him......party affiliations are probably not that important and shouldnt be.....the job is what it is............

    December 24, 2008 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  24. Scotch (formerly Daniel)

    Seems we have 2 Daniels, I have changed my name so not to be mistaken for an Obama bashing Repub.

    My namesake...I think Bloomberg is one mayor with an inflated ego, I suppose they are two of a kind with Wolfson – they are both Nomads.

    December 24, 2008 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  25. DOCS 3

    THE MAYOR SEEMS TO BE A GOOD MAN. LOGIC DICTATES ONE QUESTION. WHY PICK A LOSING TEAM'S LOSER ? AT THE PRICES THAT HE CHARGES AS A LOSER, THE LOGIC DOES NOT FIT. THEN THAT WAS THE PROBLEM WITH POLITICS OF THE 20 CENTURY.

    December 24, 2008 12:39 am at 12:39 am |
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