Mike Bloomberg Now a Registered Independent

Former Republican NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg has dropped his party affiliation and is now an independent. In a statement released by his office, Bloomberg said, “Although my plans for the future haven’t changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our City.”

The rest of the statement focuses on overcoming partisanship, rhetoric fitting for an independent run. This latest development only furthers speculation that Bloomberg will throw his hat in the ring, buoyed by his billions and success in New York.

However, much of a Bloomberg candidacy would rely on dissatisfaction with the two party nominees, leaving a final decision months away. Becoming a registered independent is just a step to a run when (and if) the time comes.

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One Response to Mike Bloomberg Now a Registered Independent

  1. Gwen says:

    Which leaves the question, what’s in it for independent voters? How do we structure our organizing to so that the candidates, including Bloomberg related to independents on our terms – e.g. showing they’re more concerned about changing America and transforming the political process than getting elected.

    For more on the history of independents and Bloomberg, read The Bloomberg Story (by Jacqueline Salit who ran his independent campaign in New York)

    http://www.independentvoting.org/Bloomberg.html

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