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Sources: Bloomberg Willing To Spend $1B On Possible Presidential Bid

CBS New York [1]
January 26, 2016

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking a look at the 2016 presidential landscape, and putting the pieces in place for a possible presidential run [2], sources close to Bloomberg said.

“What he said is if I didn’t get the nomination he might consider it,” Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said. “Well I’m gonna relieve him of that and get the nomination so he doesn’t have to.”

But Clinton may have it wrong, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported. Sources close to Bloomberg told Kramer the former mayor is ramping up a possible presidential run regardless of who gets the Democratic nomination, eyeing an Independent third-party bid.

“I would love to have Michael get in the race — I don’t know if he’s going to do it — but I hope he does,” GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said. “I’d love to compete against Michael.” [3]

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