Bloomberg Returns to GOP

Does this make Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s quest for a third term less inevitable? “Mayor Bloomberg will run for reelection as a Republican this fall, the Daily News has learned, after successfully courting the party to let him back on its ballot line two years after he left it.” Bloomberg wants the Republicans’ prominent ballot line, but given the toxicity of the Republican brand at this point, will his return to the fold tarnish his reputation? Bloomberg was elected twice as a Republican, before leaving the party in 2007.