Mayor Bloomberg launches ‘research effort’ for White House run by David Edwards & Ron Brynaert

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by David Edwards and Ron Brynaert
Raw Story
Thursday January 10, 2008

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has quietly been polling and conducting a highly sophisticated voter analysis in all 50 states as he decides whether to launch an independent presidential bid, associates said Wednesday.

A source has told CNN’s John King, that “Mayor Mike Bloomberg has asked his pollsters and other political advisors to assemble a vast database of information. Voter registration, who might vote for an independent, voter trends, what they call micro targeting of the polling places… They want all of this data together to analyze his potential chances.” King is told that the analysis of that information has not yet begun. King also says that a final decision on a 2008 run is due the first week of March.

However, King reports that Bloomberg is less likely to run if “a unifying figure like Barack Obama” wins the Democratic nomination.

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