Newsday's Reid Epstein was with the early commuters at the LIRR station in Mineola as Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a campaign appearance with Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and Sen. Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington). The mayor's alliance with one, as prior publicity would have it, is mainly based in her championing gun control, and with the other, on support for Bloomberg’s charter-schools legislation, at times defying Democratic leadership. Epstein says the first commuters greeted by the elected officials just happened to be employees of charter schools. "Is this a plant?" he wondered. His other dispatches are here.
The perpetually bipartisan Bloomberg also went to Bellmore with Harry Wilson, Republican candidate for comptroller, and Dan Donovan, Republican candidate for attorney general.