New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) is set to host a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidOvernight Defense: VA chief 'deeply' regrets Disney remark; Senate fight brews over Gitmo Overnight Healthcare: House loosens pesticide rules to fight Zika | A GOP bill that keeps some of ObamaCare | More proof of pending premium hikes The Trail 2016: Digging up dirt MORE (D-Nev.) in September.
Ira Stoll has a copy of the invitation, which lists Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerOvernight Healthcare: House, Senate on collision course over Zika funding Ryan goes all-in on Puerto Rico Cruz's dad: Trump 'would be worse than Hillary Clinton' MORE (D-N.Y.) as one of the guests. The event will take place in Bloomberg's home in New York Sept. 20. Tickets for the event start at $1,000 — raising $10,000 gets a donor billing as an event "chair."
Bloomberg and Reid are a bit of an odd pair, given that Reid recently broke with President Obama on his support for a planned Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero in New York. Reid became the most prominent Democrat to say the project should be built somewhere else.
Bloomberg is one of the project's strongest defenders and has assailed opponents of the plan. Earlier this month, he said those who spoke out against the project should be "ashamed."
Bloomberg has endorsed and held fundraising events for both Republicans and Democrats this cycle. He is backing Sen. Michael BennetMichael BennetGOP ad calls Clinton 'a living history of scandal' Trump, GOP agree: ObamaCare helps us GOP hopefuls struggle with support of Trump MORE (D-Colo.) and Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) in their Senate races. He is also supporting the Senate bids of Reps. Mike Castle (R-Del.) and Mark KirkMark KirkVA chief 'deeply' regrets if Disney comment offended vets Senate GOP gears up for fight over Gitmo transfers Duckworth: VA secretary's Disneyland comment 'tone-deaf' MORE (R-Ill.).