Mayor Bloomberg is backing former political foe Republican Queens Sen. Serph Maltese in his tough re-election - a move that could soothe the senate GOP as it battles to hang onto its one-vote majority, The Post has learned.
Bloomberg heaps praise on Maltese as "the best person to represent Queens and New York City....(he has) a long record of delivering," in a letter set to be sent to voters in the district, where the 20-year incumbent is facing a hard fight from Democratic City Councilman Joe Addabbo.
Maltese "has one of the finest records of any state senator in Albany," the letter says, adding that he "works tirelessly" on immigrant and other issues.
BLOOMY BACKS FORMER GOP FOE
Yes, we all remember when Serf said that only "swarthy" individuals should be screened at the airport and that he makes other very closed-minded decisions. Expect more gems like this in the next two months - and remember that they come with mayoral approval and admiration.