Now that his reign is almost over, BuzzFeed has an interesting look at the role Mayor Michael Bloomberg's personal wealth played in helping him overcome criticism and win allies. One longtime activist recalled that while it was not hard to convince interest groups to join civil suits against Rudy Giuliani, “during the Bloomberg years, it was much more difficult because some groups would say 'Well, you know we’re getting funding from Bloomberg, we like Bloomberg.'" Since Bill de Blasio isn't the tenth richest person in America, or even one of the top 100, he's going to have to figure out a different way to do things.
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