“I did not feel we could cover the Bloomberg trial balloon in the aggressive way I thought it deserved,” Kathy Kiely says
The Washington news director of Bloomberg Politics has resigned over concerns about the publication’s ability to cover the potential presidential bid of Michael Bloomberg.
Kathy Kiely said she was concerned that the organization would not be as thorough as she would like in covering a campaign by its owners.
“I did not feel we could cover the Bloomberg trial balloon in the aggressive way I thought it deserved,” Kiely told the Huffington Post. “I think there are a lot of good people at Bloomberg making an honest effort to work this out. I just feel very strongly that the rules of the game should be the same for everybody.”
Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, is seriously considering an independent presidential run and is looking at making a decision sometime in March, according to both the New York Times and CNN.
According to the Times, the 73-year-old founder of Bloomberg News told friends that he would spend as much as $1 billion of his own money on his campaign.