Bloomberg won't endorse a candidate for replacement
September 13th, 2013
11:14 AM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg won't endorse a candidate for replacement

(CNN) – The man who once courted Hillary Clinton to be his successor won't be making any endorsements in the coming election, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's deputy confirmed via Twitter Friday morning.

Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson tweeted Friday that Bloomberg "will not be making an endorsement in Mayor's race. Will focus on governing and transition," he wrote.
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Bloomberg: de Blasio's campaign 'racist'
September 7th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg: de Blasio's campaign 'racist'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hizzoner still hasn't made an endorsement in New York City's mayoral race but we know which hopeful he doesn't want to end up in Gracie Mansion.

In an interview for the upcoming issue of New York magazine, Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Democratic front-runner Bill de Blasio's campaign "racist."

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Cuomo, Bloomberg challenge each other to boost tourism
July 22nd, 2013
06:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Cuomo, Bloomberg challenge each other to boost tourism

(CNN) – They may not always agree politically, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg competed in whitewater in the Adirondack Mountains on Monday to boost tourism for the Empire State.

"There was a serious purpose to it, obviously, and that was about getting the word out about the Adirondacks and increasing tourism," Cuomo said, according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg to host fundraiser for Manchin
July 2nd, 2013
06:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg to host fundraiser for Manchin

Washington (CNN) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is hosting a fundraiser at his home for Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, later this month, a source familiar with the event confirms to CNN.

Bloomberg, because of his wealth, has become one of the most prominent backers of gun control. He has praised Manchin for his leadership since he co-sponsored a measure, ultimately defeated by the Senate in April, to expand background checks for purchases at gun shows and over the internet.
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg group sorry for reading Boston bomber's name
June 19th, 2013
04:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg group sorry for reading Boston bomber's name

(CNN) – The group pushing for tighter restrictions on guns that's partly funded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized Wednesday after accused Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's name was read at an event memorializing gun victims.

Noting they were using a list compiled by Slate.com of people killed by guns since December's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mayors Against Illegal Guns said in a statement Tsarnaev "was absolutely not a victim, his name should have been deleted before the list was provided to a family member for reading and his name should never have been read. It was a mistake, it should not have happened and we sincerely apologize."
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Bloomberg to donors: Stop supporting Democrats against background checks
June 12th, 2013
11:40 AM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg to donors: Stop supporting Democrats against background checks

(CNN) – Michael Bloomberg's quest to enact stricter gun control measures continued Wednesday with a request from the billionaire New York City mayor to top Democratic donors: Stop supporting Senate incumbents who voted against a measure in April that would have bolstered background check requirements on gun sales.

Those Democratic senators – Mark Begich of Alaska, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Mark Pryor of Arkansas and Max Baucus of Montana (who's not running for re-election) – "sided with a gun lobby increasingly out of touch with Americans' priorities," Bloomberg wrote in his letter.
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Filed under: Gun control • Michael Bloomberg
Woman arrested in Texas ricin case
June 7th, 2013
03:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Woman arrested in Texas ricin case

(CNN) - A Texas actress has been arrested in connection with allegedly ricin-tainted letters that were mailed last month to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, federal law enforcement sources said Friday.

Investigators believe Shannon Rogers Richardson, also known as Shannon Rogers Guess, mailed the letters, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • President Obama
Threatening letter to Bloomberg tests positive for ricin
May 29th, 2013
06:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Threatening letter to Bloomberg tests positive for ricin

Updated Wednesday 5/29 6:18 p.m. ET

(CNN) – Preliminary tests indicate ricin was found in letters sent this past weekend to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York deputy police commissioner Paul Browne said Wednesday.

Browne said the letter to Bloomberg contained a threat to the mayor and referenced the debate on gun laws.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg gun group hits a Democrat
May 24th, 2013
01:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg gun group hits a Democrat

Washington (CNN) - A large gun advocacy group is hitting its first Democrat in their most recent campaign to increase gun control measures.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced an ad Friday criticizing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor for his recent vote against gun legislation in the Senate, including expanding background checks.
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Filed under: Ads • Gun control • Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg talks gun control in commencement address
May 18th, 2013
04:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg talks gun control in commencement address

(CNN) - Diverging from the generally non-political college sendoff, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun-control advocate, Saturday tore into members of Congress for failing to pass background check legislation.

Giving a commencement address at Kenyon College in Ohio, Bloomberg recounted a shooting last year by a 17-year-old who opened fire at an Ohio high school, killing three and injuring others.
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Filed under: 2013 • Michael Bloomberg
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