WASHINGTON, January 23, 2016 – Is Michael R. Bloomberg, the 73-year-old billionaire and former mayor of New York City considering joining the Democrat’s race for the White House as an independent? And why would he do that?
Rumors are that he has not happy, some say he is galled, by Donald J. Trumps poll dominance. And if Hillary Clinton falls due to her email scandal, and Bernie Sanders gets a commanding lead among blue voters, it might just be he sees an opening for a third choice.
What ever the reasons, reports state the has started to look at the potential for an independent campaign in this year’s presidential race. And that he is willing to spend up to $1 billion of his fortune on that run.
Bloomberg’s deadline for making a final decision is early March, which marks the latest date that he could enter the race and still qualify to appear as an independent candidate on the ballot in all 50 states.
In his article Bloomberg considering presidential run on NJ.com, Jonathan D. Salant writes: