Two apologies in one week, including saying he was wrong for supporting the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-risk policy, were just precursors to former Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s entry into the presidential race, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer learned Monday.
It seems like Bloomberg really is ready to throw his hat into the presidential ring. Several sources close to the former mayor said a formal announcement could come in a matter of days.
Bradley Tusk, a Bloomberg adviser who ran some of his mayoral campaigns, said this time is not like all the other times the self made billionaire flirted with running.
“They’ve always before been intellectual exercises,” Tusk said. “But in terms of tangible acts like filing for the ballot, taking out $100 million in digital ads already, going out and sort of dealing with public positions that you might want to clarify your views on, none of that’s happened in the previous times.”
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