Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

Now comes word that Diana Taylor, former state official and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's closest female friend, has been approached by GOP folks about running for US Senate against Kirsten Gillibrand.  A real prospect -- or latest on the list of almost-rans? Since the first of Bloomberg's three terms, Taylor at public events has essentially played Natasha to the mayor's Boris.