News from the Votemaster
Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced today that his leaving the Republican party to become an independent. Prior to his 2001 run for mayor of New York City, he was a lifelong Democrat. This move has encouraged speculation that Bloomberg is planning to run for President as an independent.
I discussed such a run on May 16. Those considerations are still valid. Added to the mix now are some actual data about who a Bloomberg candidacy would hurt most. Survey USA polling suggests Bloomberg would attract both Democrats and Republicans, but sightly more Republicans than Democrats. This polling data also suggests Bloomberg comes nowhere near enough votes to actually win any electoral votes, but don't underestimate the effect of Mayor Mike's spending $500 million of his own fortune (estimated at more than $5 billion) on the race. The data and a discusion of it can be found at MyDD. For what this very early data is worth, a Bloomberg run would change the outcome of two states, Missouri and Washington, flipping both from Republican to Democratic. But don't take this very seriously just yet.
The Wyoming Republican party has chosen three nominees to replace the late Sen. Craig Thomas. Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D) gets five days to pick one of them. Here is the story from CQ Politics.
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