A truly trans-partisan man, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has moved from being a registered Republican to an independent while in office, and has ran on the Republican, Independence, and Liberal Party ballot lines. Now he is seeking the nomination of the Working Families Party, which usually cross-nominates Democrats and occassionally runs their own candidates. However, Bloomberg tried and failed to get their nomination in 2005, he opposes their main issue of raising taxes on wealthy New Yorkers, and the Executive Director of the Working Families Party said, “I think any sensible observer would think it’s still an extreme long shot.” Interestingly, when he sought the nomination in 2005 he got enough support to keep the Working Families Party from nominating the Democrat in the race.
In related news, the Working Families Pary is opposing subway fare hikes that are being debated in the state capital. They have started a campaign against them, and rumors are floating that the WFP might challenge Democrats in their primaries who support the fare hikes.