New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s not really running against anyone in this year’s mayoral election. The Republican-turned-independent is casting the other candidates as irrelevant and says his campaign is a lone effort to advertise his record since taking office in 2002. The Democratic candidates debated last night and Bloomberg says they “wasted an opportunity” by attacking him.
At least, that’s what he heard they did. He didn’t watch the debate because he says he isn’t curious to hear what his potential challengers had to say.
As an independent, Bloomberg is not facing a primary.
The Democratic primary is Sept. 15. The winner takes on Bloomberg in November.