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Why Working Families Are Voting for Bill Thompson

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

Our current mayor has his own ideas about how New York City should work, but it has become increasingly clear that many New Yorkers are left out of his vision.

New York Times Endorses Michael Bloomberg

nytimes.com | 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...

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...

10 Things To Be Thankful For

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

When we reflect on things we're thankful for, do you think anybody puts New York government on the list? Nah. Nevertheless, in the spirit of the season, here's a list of public sector thank yous.

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.

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.

Bill Thompson To Take On Bloomberg After Primary Win

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. has cruised to victory in the Democratic mayoral primary and will face billionaire inc...

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.

Thompson Stumbles Against Tony Avella In New York Mayoral Debate

New York Times | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was a perfunctory, even predictable debate question: What would be your first act as mayor? But with the cameras rolling on Wednesday night, Wi...

New York Elections Cheat Sheet

Our Town | Charlotte Eichna and Dan Rivoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of ...

Meet Erica: Mayor Bloomberg's Campaign Tracker

Politicker NY | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here's Erica. She filmed the entirety of Bill Thompson's press conference outside of City Hall just now. She also filmed another Thompson event at Ci...

Bloomberg v. Giuliani -- Yes or No?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

While Bloomberg has spoken to the better angels of our nature, that doesn't necessarily mean that he has lived up to all his admirably high-minded promises.

Thompson Lets A Supporter's Criticism Of Paterson Speak For Itself

The Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bill Thompson supporter and labor leader Stuart Appelbaum complained loudly that the governor and state Democratic Party weren't doing more to help ou...

Bloomberg Disses Dems: "I'm Not Running Against Anybody"

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he's not really running against anyone in this year's mayoral election, and sought to cast his ...

Avella And Thompson Face Off In Mayoral Debate

New York Times | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Neither of them has ever been arrested, or gotten into a fistfight as an adult. Neither has had the time to set foot in either of the city's new baseb...

Bill Thompson Could Beat Mike Bloomberg: Six Strategies

New York Magazine | Jacob Gershman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On paper anyway, the strategic contours of this year's mayoral election aren't that different from the last time around. Which proved, of course, disa...

Q-Tip Knocks Mayor Bloomberg On Twitter, Calls Out To New York Jews

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Q-Tip, hip-hop legend and former member of A Tribe Called Quest, has taken to Twitter in a bid to sway New Yorkers from voting for Mayor Bloomberg thi...

Bloomberg Pushes Thompson On Pension Funds

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg and likely Democratic challenger Bill Thompson got into one of their roughest fights of the mayoral campaign yesterday after it was re...

Drink Of Choice For Mayoral Candidates

Examiner | Dan Mazei | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With the 2009 New York mayoral election in full swing, voters will be closely scrutinizing their own candidate's every decision - including those mad...