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2006-06-18 10:42:55

By Christine Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - When billionaire Michael Bloomberg became New York mayor shortly after the September 11 attacks, some mocked his dullness and lack of political savvy. Now the Republican mayor of America's most populous city doesn't understand why he can't quell talk he wants to be president. "I won't be running for president (in 2008)," Bloomberg said on his radio show on Friday. "I don't know why I can't convince everybody." Since taking office in early...

2005-11-09 13:21:16

By Ana Driver NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ruled out running for higher office on Wednesday, a day after a city of mostly registered Democratic voters handed him a landslide victory. Bloomberg, who defeated Democratic challenger Fernando Ferrer by a 20-point margin, said he would complete his term as mayor and then turn his attention to philanthropy. "I plan to work for all of those four years as hard as I can," Bloomberg told reporters at an...

2005-11-08 22:11:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was re-elected to a second term on Tuesday in a widely predicted victory after the most costly race in city history, media outlets reported. Experts estimate that when all is accounted for, Bloomberg will have spent $80 million to $100 million of his personal fortune to defeat a challenge by Democrat Fernando Ferrer, a former Bronx borough president who trailed in public opinion polls by as much as 38 points. A longtime Democrat,...

2005-10-23 10:51:56

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Bloomberg was barely taken seriously when the political novice first chose to run for mayor of New York. Four years later, he's skating to what's expected to be a landslide re-election. New Yorkers give the Republican high marks for leading the city in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks, keeping New York alert to security threats and guiding the economy on track as well, experts say. And the billionaire is on pace to spend...

2005-09-14 13:51:38

By Joseph A. Giannone NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrats hoping to unseat Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg averted a runoff for their party's nomination when the runner-up conceded on Wednesday and threw his support to the top vote-getter in this week's primary. The move leaves former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer set to face the popular incumbent Bloomberg in the November election. Ferrer would be the city's first Latino mayor if he wins the November 8 general election....

2005-09-14 11:30:18

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. congressman whose strong showing in the New York Democratic mayoral primary had threatened to force a runoff conceded to the top vote winner, former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer on Wednesday. Ferrer will run against popular incumbent Mayor Michael Bloomberg in November's election. U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, a dark horse among four mainstream candidates just weeks ago, surged late in the primary season to capture 29 percent of the vote, according...

2005-09-14 00:47:10

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer was the top vote-getter in New York's Democratic mayoral primary on Tuesday, but it was unclear whether he could avoid a runoff with the runner-up, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner. With 99.7 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial results showed "Freddy" Ferrer had 39.9 percent the vote, just shy of the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff in three weeks. Weiner, who made a late push in...

2005-09-13 13:27:57

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Voters in this overwhelmingly Democratic city headed to the polls on Tuesday to choose a candidate for what analysts say is the probably futile task of challenging the popular Republican incumbent, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The field of four mainstream candidates running in the Democratic primary will be reduced to two should none emerge with 40 percent of the vote, a widely anticipated result, experts said. That would force a runoff, most...

2005-07-19 16:42:31

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg is so far ahead of his Democratic challengers that he could be re-elected even if his own party members stayed home on Election Day, a poll showed on Tuesday. The first-term mayor leads each of the four Democrats in the race for City Hall by as much as 15 points, and his approval rating is as high as when he first took office, said the survey by Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Two-thirds of voters...


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