The Mayoral Campaign Just Got More Fun: Welcome, Lenora Fulani

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Fulani endorsing Pat Buchanan for president in 1999. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Lenora Fulani, the kooky campaigner who helped Bloomberg get elected in 2001 by drumming up 59,000 Independence Party votes for him, will announce the formation of an exploratory committee today for a mayoral run in 2009, reports the Post. Fulani is notable for her two campaigns for president of the United States, in 1988 and 1992, and her reported anti-Semitic comments (she's never denied claiming that the "Jews sold their souls to acquire Israel" and are "mass murderers of people of color"). She's also fanatically devoted to her mentor and campaign manager, the controversial Marxist psychotherapist Fred Newman, who will probably be along for the ride. All of which is to say: It's a very, very good day for the tabloids.

Fulani Eyes Mayor Run [NYP]