According to several sources, including three individuals close to Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s campaign for the U.S. Senate, as well as a fourth individual who has worked for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, two of the nation’s most prominent registered-independent politicians are currently negotiating an unprecedented political alliance in which Bloomberg’s vaunted political operation will become directly involved in Florida’s historic U.S. Senate race.
All sources have spoken to Saint Petersblog on the basis of anonymity because the negotiations are still on-going, but preliminary plans call for Bloomberg to offer not only his endorsement and financial support, but the direct assistance of his political team, which would be welcome news to the Crist campaign which, despite enthusiastic support from some of the Governor’s long-time supporters, is still working to build a credible statewide political operation.
In turn, Bloomberg hopes, with a Crist win, to have in place an ideological ally who could help in the event the mayor runs for president in 2016.
Neither the Crist campaign nor Mayor Bloomberg’s office would confirm these negotiations, but, keep in mind, this blog was one of the very first sites to outline Crist’s plan to run as an independent, as well as several other exclusive stories about this race. This story needs an assist from an enterprising reporter able to confirm the details.