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: Hard Rock Stadium Vaccinating 16 And Older, No Appointments Needed
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: Storms Causing Flight Delays At South Florida Airports
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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