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Will This Be a Post-Racial Mayoral Election?

Tom Allon | Posted 09.07.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

But the road to Gracie Mansion for Bill Thompson is paved with speed bumps and potholes that could make the "identity politics" strategy a losing one.

Setting an Example

Tom Allon | Posted 12.24.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

As a society we cannot allow ourselves to become anesthetized to what is right and wrong. More importantly, anyone running for public office should ask themselves: Am I qualified to hold the public's trust?

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.

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...

Cuomo Endorses Thompson In Bronx Photo-Op

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

Andrew Cuomo walked a few blocks on Third Avenue in the Bronx this afternoon with Bill Thompson, and endorsed him for mayor....

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...

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.

Bloomberg Backlash Over Spending, Third Term Led To Close Victory

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg heads toward a third term bruised by a surprisingly close re-election battle that exposed lingerin...

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...

Bloomberg Takes Robocalls To The Next Level, Microtargeting Population With 75 Different Calls

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK – Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars to get inside the head of every New York City voter, hundreds of thousands of w...

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...

Thompson: I'm Not Bitter, May Run Again

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Democrat who came within 50,000 votes of unseating billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is open to running again and said...

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...

Thompson Received Millions In Loans From Bank He Promoted

Runnin' Scared | Camille Dodero | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

City comptroller and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson and his wife Elsie McCabe received three loans totaling $1.4 million from Amalgamated ...

"Jewish Vote" Waning In Influence, Size

forward.com | Gal Beckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"There is no Jewish vote," said Hank Sheinkopf, a leading Democratic political consultant who is working for Bloomberg this election. "The 11th comman...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Countdown To City Hall

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Democratic challenger spent the final day of the campaign shoring up support and readyi...

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...

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...

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...