From the NY Observer:
According to the campaign, the coming month will be punctuated by crushingly regular announcements of endorsements representing an array of once reliably Democratic constituencies: unions; black, Latino and Jewish clergy; black and Latino elected officials; progressive civic groups.
The goal is to realign the Democratic establishment in the mayor’s favor and mitigate—obliterate, really—the significance of the obligatory, half-hearted endorsements of Mr. Thompson to come, late and unenthusiastically, from Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and David Paterson.
“We work everybody,” said the senior campaign official.
There is a pattern here, as the manifestation of support for Mr. Bloomberg from Democratic officials follows the wholesale co-optation by the mayor of the bulk of the city’s Democratic political talent, helped by the lure of handsome salaries and garish bonuses after the mission is accomplished.