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The Mayor’s Curse: Michael Bloomberg Seems Likely to Follow other New York Mayors into Political Oblivion

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Arnold Beichman

Series: Hoover Digest

Topic: Politics (Politics)

Keywords: Bloomberg; New York; Politics

Type: Report

Coverage: New York


Upon the completion of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's second term, and after having admitted that he would not seek presidential nominiation, it seems likely that Bloomberg will follow other New York mayors into political oblivion. Historically, New York mayors, though often admired (Koch, La Guardia), do not advance in national politics.