Bloomberg seriously considering White House bid, source says

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(January 24, 2015) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seriously considering a possible independent presidential run and is looking at making a decision sometime in March, a source familiar with Bloomberg’s thinking told CNN on Saturday.

The source said aides to the three-term mayor are looking at ballot access issues, but the source refused to speak specifically about what Bloomberg, 73, asked to be done. The source added that Bloomberg sees the Republican and Democratic presidential races as becoming increasingly polarized, and neither fits Bloomberg’s views. But Bloomberg, who has flirted with Oval Office aspirations in the past, is serious about a possible candidacy, the source insisted.

A spokesman for the former mayor declined to comment.

News of Bloomberg’s consideration was first reported Saturday morning by The New York Times.

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