Submitted by ub on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 07:42

Tech entrepreneur Jack Hidary says he will run as an independent candidate in the crowded race for Mayor of New York City.

45 year old Hidary got rich after creating a website to let people search for work online. Wednesday night, he launched his own bid for a new job: mayor of New York.

Let's see what City Islander and elder statesman, Adolfo Carrion does and how he reacts. He now has to make room for his competition inside the Independence Party.

Hidary's bid for NYC's top political spot is being compared with Bloomberg’s. Like Mike, he is a tech titan as well as a political outsider. Mike Bloomberg spent $74 million of his fortune to win back in in 2001; Hidary says he doesn't plan to spend anything close to that.