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Bloomberg Third Term

Whither Mayor Bloomberg?

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Has Mike Bloomberg, having gotten one more term as mayor than the law actually allowed, lost interest in New York City now that it has no more electoral triumphs to offer? Is he running for president in 2012?

Bloomberg Finds Jobs For Campaign Staff Despite Economic Climate

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Even as he warns that the city may have to lay off thousands of workers, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has found city jobs for 15 members of his re-elect...

John Liu, Bill De Blasio Got More Votes Than Bloomberg

The New York Observer | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The person who got the most votes in yesterday's election? No, not Michael Bloomberg. It's Comptroller-elect John Liu. According to unofficial results...

Bloomberg Fails To Win Brooklyn In Third Term Victory

brooklynpaper.com | Tom Callan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg rolled to a third term on Tuesday, but he didn't win Brooklyn. Challenger Bill Thompson won a majority of the ballots cast by borough...

Quinn Reluctantly Endorses Thompson, Thompson Reluctantly Accepts

The New York Observer | Reid Pillifant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Speaker Christine Quinn and mayoral candidate Bill Thompson both acknowledged--separately--that Ms. Quinn had agreed to endorse Mr. Thompson for mayor...

Even Thompson's Supporters Predict Bloomberg Win

Eve Attermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to a Marist poll, New Yorkers are predicting a Bloomberg win -- a whopping 79 percent think there will be a third term for the Mayor whether...

Bloomberg Clear On Plans For Third Term: Remove Public Advocate, Keep Christine Quinn And Borough Presidents

silive.com | Peter N. Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If he has his druthers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg would eliminate the office of public advocate, but keep the borough presidents and Christine Quinn as ...

How Budget Cuts at the Times Helped Give NYC Bloomberg III

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven G. Brant

Why weren't Bloomberg's well-known plans for global business news domination a bigger issue in the recent mayoral race? There was a failure of reporting at the Times caused by budget cuts.

Four Conclusions About The Mayoral Election Results

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

1. Bill Thompson would not have done any better if Barack Obama had actively campaigned for him....

Bloomberg Blames Economic Backlash For Close Win

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Democrats who saw how close their candidate came to unseating New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg agonized Wednesday about what might ha...

Voting Guide For The Last Minute Voter

gothamgazette.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Turnout is likely to be anemic, experts say. But that is no reason to head to the polls uninformed. In our latest Guide for the Last Minute Voter, we...

Fact Checking Bloomberg, Thompson Campaigns

gothamgazette.com | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

They trade barbs and sling mud. And believe it or not, sometimes they exaggerate. We went through some of the accusations thrown by the city's mayoral...

Thompson: Bloomberg "Betrayed" Public With Term Limit Challenge

NBC New York | Victoria Cavaliere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Democratic challenger William Thompson went head-to-head Tuesday in a debate where each candidate touted his record in...

Bloomberg: 3rd Term A 'Special Opportunity'

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is striking a humble tone on the first day of his third term. Bloomberg said Friday he underst...

La Guardia, Wagner, Koch All Suffered Through Third Terms: Will Bloomberg Be Next?

nytimes.com | Sam Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Fiorello H. La Guardia, ill with cancer and already fitted for a uniform, craved a military commission that would get him out of New York. Robert F. W...

Bloomberg's No-Shows

Joyce Purnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joyce Purnick

How could everyone have gotten it so wrong? Mayor Bloomberg was supposed to win re-election big. He was supposed to waltz easily, effortlessly back into City Hall with a big fat mandate.

Is Voting An Ethical Obligation?

nytimes.com | Randy Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It is election day, and here in New York we are voting for mayor, or, more accurately, not voting. The campaign of the current mayor, Michael Bloomber...

Back to the Future With Mike Bloomberg

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

He says he will deliver us a city "safer, stronger, greener and healthier -- and better than ever." Who can argue with that? As for the details, polls indicate he'll have four years to nail those down.

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...

Weiner: I Could Have Beaten Bloomberg

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rep. Anthony D. Weiner wants to clear up a few things. No, he is not kicking himself for staying out of the mayor's race. Yes, he thinks he coul...

Why Did Obama Not Help Dems Win the NY Mayor's Office? It Was Probably Bloomberg's Money, Stupid

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The Bloomberg campaign to silence Obama wasn't any act of tactical genius or some sort of "sophisticated strategy," as the New York Times insists. It was a basic financial transaction.

Why I Voted Against Michael Bloomberg (It Wasn't the 3rd Term Folly)

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sherman Yellen

Nobody has wrecked the nature of New York as a habitable city for the middle class as much as Bloomberg has in the past eight years.

Bloomberg, Thompson Make Final Campaign Push Before Elections

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As their aides fretted over the prospect of low turnout at the polls, the candidates for New York City mayor delivered last-minute appeals to voters o...

The Days Of David Dinkins Revisited, Revised

nytimes.com | Michael Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Do you really want to go back to the bad old days of Mayor David N. Dinkins? Rudolph W. Giuliani, as he had done before, indelicately broached this rh...

Bloomberg and Thompson Have Tics To Avoid In Mayoral Debate

nytimes.com | Michael Barbaro and David W. Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here are some things Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg should avoid in Tuesday evening's debate: Sighing audibly, which he does when he is attacked. Gazing t...