Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host a fundraiser at his home for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's re-election campaign, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by FutureOfCapitalism.com.
From the invitation: "Michael R. Bloomberg invites you for breakfast at his home with special guest Senator Charles E. Schumer in honor of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Monday September 20th, 2010, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m." Make checks payable to "Reid Victory Fund" and mail to 150 Broadway, Suite 1011.
Price points: a "chair" contributes or raises $10,000. A "co-chair" contributes or raises $5,000. A "host" contributes or raises $2,400. A "friend," the entry-level ticket, is $1,000.
Politico's Maggie Haberman reported back in July that this was in the works.
Maybe the mayor is supportive of Mr. Reid's opposition to the ground zero mosque? His votes against partial-birth abortion? His support of gun rights? Some other stance on which Mr. Reid disagrees with the mayor?
Or maybe it's just transactional, with the mayor calculating Mr. Reid will probably win and be in a position to direct federal funds to New York City.