Jeb Bush: Bloomberg was ‘a great mayor’

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Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush on Sunday said former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is reportedly considering an independent presidential bid in 2016, was “a great mayor.”

“Look, he’s a good man,” Bush said on ABC’s “This Week.” “He was a great mayor. He’s much more liberal than I am, but he’s a good person.”

The former Florida governor added that he did not think Bloomberg would get into the race unless it came down to a contest between Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders and Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump.

“I don’t think he’ll get in the race unless it’s Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, probably,” he said. “But that’s way off into the future.”

Bloomberg is reportedly considering a third-party run if front-runner Hillary Clinton does not secure the Democratic nomination.

The billionaire businessman reportedly told allies that he would spend up to $1 billion in a general election.

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