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Bill Thompson Concession Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Minutes before Mayor Bloomberg announced his victory, Bill Thompson delivered his concession speech to a disheartened crowd. After a brief surge of...

New York Times Endorses Michael Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The real test of any mayor is how well the city works. In his eight years in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has managed to make the unpredictable cit...

Controller William Thompson Approves Brooklyn Jail Contract Before Leaving Post | By Erin Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Dec. 31, Comptroller William Thompson, who opposed the city's plan to reopen and expand the downtown Brooklyn House of Detention, approved a $34 mi...

Guiliani's Support For Bloomberg May Prove A Liability In New York Mayoral Race

The New York Observer | Steve Kornacki | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Eight years ago at this time, after he'd thrown more than $50 million at the mayoral race but still found himself trailing Mark Green by 16 points, Mi...

Reporting On The Bloomberg Campaign: Too Little Too Late

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Despite saturation advertising on TV, endorsements by all the dailies, and a nearly constant barrage of mailings and robocalls, Bloomberg's margin of victory was less than 5 percent.

You Too Can Be a Business-Savvy Mayor!

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Maybe you want what Bloomberg's got: the NYPD guards, the keys to Gracie Mansion, the $1-a-year salary. Are you cut out for it? Take this quiz and find out.

The Mayoral Race That Wasn't

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The lack of enthusiasm for Bill Thompson has roots in more than a super-rich opponent. New York City believes in the values of the Democrats, but doesn't trust them to produce strong leaders on the local level.

Thompson To Challenge Gillibrand For Senate Seat? | Elizabeth Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bill Thompson is a man in demand. After his closer-than-expected loss to Mayor Bloomberg, Thompson's name is being floated as a potential candidate...

Schumer, Gillibrand To Endorse Thompson For Mayor

Schumer and Gillibrand Endorsing Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will endorse fellow Bill Thompson for mayor at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Union Square, according to sources fam...

You Can't Lend Charisma

Leighann Lord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leighann Lord

Maybe Barack didn't campaign harder for Thompson because, deep down, he knew it wouldn't do any good.

How Many Polls Does It Take to Screw Up an Election?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Eighty-million dollars or more can win a mayoral race, apparently, but it can't beat the spread.

Campaign Endgame: Money Talks, Lack Of It Shakes Hands

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

If miraculously elected, will Thompson really "fix the economy" simply because some dude on 149th Street asked him too? Of course not. But at least he can't say he wasn't told.

Bill Thompson Gets Shout-Out From President Obama | Elizabeth Benjamin and Michael Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Democratic mayoral hopeful William Thompson finally got some love from President Obama - but he had to share it with two other citywide candidates....

Bloomberg Sues Thompson, Again

NY Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court late this afternoon against his former opponent, Bill Thompson, over the comptroller's blocking...

Bill Thompson Join John Slattery In Fight Against Hudson Square Sanitation Garage

The New York Observer | Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last Thursday night mayoral candidate Bill Thompson braved the wind and rain to join residents of Hudson Square and North TriBeCa neighborhoods to ral...

The Heckler

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Bloomberg and Thompson strode out into the footlights. The rules were recited, the journalists introduced. I stood up, inhaled, and let out a preacher's wail, the summit of years of loud practice.

Thompson Outspends Bloomberg ... in Tennessee

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Thirty million to repair the Brooklyn Bridge? The mayor spent more than that on television ads. Ten million for fixing Head Start centers? The mayor topped that on campaign consultants.

Power Politics: Bloomberg Unchecked

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

This record makes it hard to believe that Bloomberg would sit on the sidelines and let the City Council lead the way on term limits, probably the most significant decision of his term.

Gov. David Paterson Endorses Bill Thompson For Mayor

New York Daily News | By Adam Lisberg and Frank Lombardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Days after officially becoming the Democratic candidate for mayor, city Controller William Thompson finally picked up the blessing of Gov. Paterson. ...

Change Strikes Again

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

The Working Families Party started this election year with a simple idea. If we have a community organizer in the White House, why not put a few community organizers in City Hall?

Mike Bloomberg Hosts Own Campaign Party

New York Post | DAVID SEIFMAN and CARL CAMPANILE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He wasn't on the ballot, but Mayor Bloomberg tossed the biggest rally of any candidate running last night in an awesome display of political might tha...

Harlem -- Night Before The Primary

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Corruption has taken a sophisticated form. It has been enlarged from the usual millions under the table, unchanged since Tammany Hall and beyond, to the modern era of marketing.

Mayor Bloomberg Avoids Questions About Campaign Leaflets Ripping Thompson's Record

New York Daily News | Celeste Katz and Meredith Kolodner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg tried to distance himself Sunday from a hit his campaign launched at Controller William Thompson, his likely mayoral opponent. Bloomb...

New York City Elections: Real Estate's The Hot Issue

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The real estate market is reeling but that has not stopped the industry from doling out $2.5 million to candidate for citywide office this year and mo...

Colin Powell Endorses Bloomberg. Honest!

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

The mayor has praised Colin Powell as a man of ability, integrity and independence. It's been said before, and it will be said again, regardless of what Powell's record actually suggests.