POLITICS
01/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Howard Wolfson To Aid Bloomberg, Not Clinton

Howard Wolfson, communications guru for Hilary Clinton's primary campaign, announced just now that he will be doing communications work for Michael Blomberg's re-election campaign in 2010, a seeming end to the rumors that he would follow his old boss to the State Department.

"Please excuse the mass email," Wolfson writes, "but I wanted to let you know the good news that I will be joining Mayor Bloomberg's re-election campaign as a communications strategist in the New Year."

As a New Yorker, I am very excited at the prospect of helping the Mayor at this very critical time in our city's history.

It is quite clear to me that the Mayor's strong record provides a compelling case for his re-election -- and that he will provide the proven leadership we need to guide the City through the unprecedented fiscal challenges we face.

I look forward to speaking with you about this directly, and until then, best of the Holiday season.

Wolfson, who also does commentary for Fox News, did not specify whether his work for Bloomberg will be full time or as part of his firm, the Glover Park Group. His announcement does, however, seem to close the window on him working out of Foggy Bottom. It would be tough to travel with the nation's chief diplomat and aid the New York City mayor's run at a third term in office at the same time.