Bloomberg Hopes His Replacement Will Also Obsess Over Soda Ban

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds a large cup as he speaks to the media about the health impacts of sugar at Lucky's restaurant, which voluntarily adopted the large sugary drink ban, March 12, 2013 in New York City. A state judge on Monday blocked Bloomberg's ban on oversized sugary drinks but the Mayor plans to appeal the decision.  NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 12:  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg holds a large cup as he speaks to the media about the health impacts of sugar at Lucky's restaurant, which voluntarily adopted the large sugary drink ban, March 12, 2013 in New York City. A state judge on Monday blocked Bloomberg's ban on oversized sugary drinks but the Mayor plans to appeal the decision.  (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
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Mayor Bloomberg is not taking Tuesday's legal setback on his big soda ban lightly, nor does he see it as his to handle alone, even though it's an issue on which not even protege Christine Quinn supports him. "Whoever comes after us is going to have to continue with this, or this carnage is just going to continue," Bloomberg said on Wednesday. And then every single mayoral candidate responded with a resounding chorus of "meh."