09/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bloomberg Pushes Thompson On Pension Funds

Mayor Bloomberg and likely Democratic challenger Bill Thompson got into one of their roughest fights of the mayoral campaign yesterday after it was reported that the returns of the city's pension funds, which are overseen by Comptroller Thompson, trailed similar funds around the country.

Howard Wolfson, the mayor's campaign spokesman, suggested that Thompson had hired fund managers based on their campaign contributions.

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