MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Michael Bloomberg sees a chance in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton’s defeat and Donald Trump’s victory in New Hampshire.READ MORE: Barricaded Man Who Set Items On Fire, Threw Them Off Fort Lauderdale Apartment Balcony Taken Into Custody
But those close to the former New York City mayor caution that he’s not rushing to join the race.
Bloomberg — widely considered a fiscal conservative but social liberal — has taken the first steps to mount an independent campaign. If he runs, he’d be looking to tap interest among middle-of-the-road voters in an election year dominated by candidates supported by those on the fringes of their parties.READ MORE: London-Bound American Airlines Flight Returned To MIA After Couple Refused To Wear Masks
But even as Trump and self-described “democratic socialist” Bernie Sanders emerged victorious in New Hampshire Tuesday, Bloomberg’s aides suggested that Clinton’s shortfall may not be enough to compel his third-party run.
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