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Media baron Michael Bloomberg jumps into the race for mayor of New York City

It's not easy being green. More specifically, it wasn't easy being Mark Green last week, when New York City's public advocate--the early front runner in the race to succeed Rudy Giuliani as mayor--swept into an awards breakfast in Harlem, and nobody seemed to care. Green is the most quotable Democrat in town, but when reporters approached him at the breakfast, they only wanted to talk about the short, wispy-haired man who showed up 10 minutes later: billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg, 59, the political novice who created a minor sensation last week by announcing as a Republican candidate for mayor. "He's...

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