Could Michael Bloomberg Be the Next Mayor of London?

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Could Michael Bloomberg Be the Next Mayor of London?

A New York Times op-ed examines the rumor that NYC’s former mayor might run for office again.

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is still investing a lot of money into urban improvement across the U.S.

But could a prospective run for office in another city be on the horizon for the world’s 16th-richest man?

According to The Sunday Times, sources close to Bloomberg, 73, have revealed that he is “considering” standing in 2016 as a Tory candidate in succession to Boris Johnson. And the London mayor had a lot to say about the speculation on Facebook:

The post goes on.

London-dweller D. D. Guttenplan added his two cents on the matter for the New York Times opinions page:

As an expatriate New Yorker, my advice would be “Go for it!” He’ll do fine so long as he remembers that being an American in London means always having to say you’re sorry. London has given New York so much: Tina Brown, John Oliver, Anna Wintour, Piers Morgan. It’s time New York gave something back.

Jenn Stanley is a freelance journalist, essayist and independent producer living in Chicago. She has an M.S. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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