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The Atlantic Coast joint fundraiser is getting to become a bit of a tradition.
On July 14, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty will travel to New York for a fundraiser for that city’s chief exec, Michael Bloomberg, according to a New York Daily News report.
Also scheduled to appear is Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J., who participated in a March joint fundraiser with Fenty down here in D.C.
In the Daily News item, Elizabeth Benjamin explains there’s some racial/generational dynamics at play: The old-line black pols in New York have lined up behind independent Bloomberg’s Democratic challenger, Bill Thompson. Bloomberg, she explains, is “targeting young black voters,” considering them more likely to consider a non-Dem.
Fenty, of course, has repeatedly expressed his admiration for Bloomberg over the years as his model “big city mayor.” He visited Bloomberg multiple times in New York after his election, at one point dragging members of the D.C. Council up to see his mayoral schools takeover up close. We all know what happened after that.