The Hurdles Along Michael Bloomberg's Path If He Runs for President

The Hurdles Along Michael Bloomberg's Path If He Runs for PresidentIf Michael Bloomberg becomes the second billionaire in the 2016 presidential race, his money won’t necessarily mean he could easily side-step the hurdles facing other candidates. If the former New York City mayor — who was elected twice as a Republican after leaving the Democratic Party — decides to run for president, as he has been not-so-subtly hinting in recent interviews, he would join a list of previous candidates who have vied for the White House as an independent. One of the most immediate challenges for a serious independent candidate would be to make sure his or her name showed up on the ballots in all 50 states, Georgetown University associate professor Hans Noel told ABC News.

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