Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

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KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state. The former New York mayor was instead in Arkansas, tossing out candy at a King Day parade and enjoying his status as the only presidential hopeful in town. "Mike Boomerang?" a woman asked, as the billionaire businessman walked by. "Mike Bloomberg," a supporter clarified. "He's running for president." Bloomberg is running, but he's on his own track, essentially creating a parallel race to the nomination with no precedent. While his competitors are hunkered down in the four states with the earliest pr
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