Bloomberg Says He’d Run Without Backing From a Major Party

Michael Bloomberg said “oh sure” when asked if he’ll run for re-election even if he can’t get on a major party line, and stressed that it’s just easier to get elected running as either a Democrat or Republican.
The mayor was speaking with reporters after addressing students at a Harlem charter school.
Bloomberg, an independent, has been seeking the permission of the Republican Party to run in its mayoral primary. The question of whether Bloomberg would run if he doesn’t has been consistently raised by aides to Republican John Catsimatidis, who says he will also run.
The Manhattan Republican Party, which will most likely be the deciding vote for Bloomberg, is

Bloomberg Says He’d Run Without Backing From a Major Party