February 23, 2009
New York Young Republican Club (the independent one, obviously) disses Bloomberg:
Last night, the president of the New York Young Republican Club, Daniel Peterson, sent a letter to the five Republican Party chairmen for each of the NYC boroughs asserting that the NYC GOP should not endorse Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a third term nor permit him to run on the Republican Party line.
The organization argues that Mayor Bloomberg has not demonstrated a sufficient commitment to urban Republican principles, such as fiscal responsibility and personal liberty, and has impeded the growth of the party city-wide after pledging to encourage it. According to Peterson, Republican support for Bloomberg has not aided the party’s development in the past, and continued support would send the message that the Republican Party cares more about a candidate’s checkbook than his conservative credentials.