New School University president Bob Kerrey is considering entering the city's mayoral race, a spokesman said Sunday.
The former Nebraska senator and 1992 Democratic presidential candidate has not set a timetable for the decision, spokesman Brian Knapf said.
In a published report, Kerrey cited a failure of the Bloomberg administration's ability to fight federal policies.
"I am angry about the way New York City is being treated by Washington, D.C.," Kerrey told the New York Times in Sunday editions. "Who is fighting these guys?"
Kerrey recently signed a contract with the New School that runs through 2011, but he could break it if necessary.
One of Kerrey's major criticisms was that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was focusing too much on building a stadium on the West Side of Manhattan and that the rezoning would be detrimental to the area.
He also said Bloomberg had not fought Republican lawmakers who passed measures that damage the city, from tax cuts that harm New Yorkers to diverting national security money from the city.