Mayor Bloomberg petitions for new party
The Associated Press
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is petitioning to create another party.
The billionaire mayor is a Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent. He has already secured two ballot lines for this year's election -- the Republican line and the Independence Party line.
But his campaign is collecting signatures for something called the Jobs and Education Party. It's essentially a marketing trick.
Bloomberg is already running on two lines, so the words "Jobs and Education" would just be added to one of the existing lines.
The ballot would say "Republican/Jobs and Education" or "Independence/Jobs and Education." Jobs and schools are top concerns for city voters.
Campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson says it's another way to communicate with voters.