Bloomberg May Take on Spitzer

Source tells NY Post the mayor is pondering a 2010 run for Albany
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted May 8, 2007 5:18 PM CDT
Bloomberg May Take on Spitzer
n that includes a session with his private tutor, as well as iPod-listening exercises that he does while being driven to meetings or events. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian-File)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – It may not be Pennyslvania Avenue, but Mike Bloomberg is seriously weighing a run for Albany's top job, a senior Republican operative has told the New York Post. "On two occasions in recent weeks, the mayor brought up the possibility of running for governor, of running against Spitzer in 2010," the Post's source claims.

Term limits keep Bloomberg from making a third run at mayor, but he thinks a dark-horse presidential candidacy may be shooting too high, according to the source. "He's saying he knows that the presidency is most likely beyond his grasp." Or maybe it's personal. "Mike Bloomberg doesn't like Spitzer," says the source. (Read more Michael Bloomberg stories.)

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