NEW YORK — For months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has barely been able to contain his disdain for reporters asking him questions about the race to replace him as leader of the nation's largest city.
“These questions aren’t substantive and don’t inform the public,” Bloomberg ranted at a press conference in March when asked if he'd make an endorsement. “If I have something to say, I’ll say it directly to the public, and who I am going to vote for I may never choose to say.”
But even as Bloomberg has remained silent in the runup to next week’s mayoral primaries, two major questions remain: Will he inch off the sidelines to back a candidate he believes will protect his legacy? And will he spend part of his estimated $27 billion fortune to run ads against a candidate he believes might try to undermine his 12 years at City Hall?
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