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Mayoral Campaign

Why on Earth Is Bill Thompson Smiling?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Given Thompson's financial disadvantage, losing by a respectable margin to Bloomberg can be spun as a moral victory, so in a sense Thompson can't lose. But his people think they can win.

Searching for Bloomberg Country

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Outer borough whites, who were key to electing Ed Koch three times and Giuliani twice, were crucial to Bloomberg, too, even if this mayor has also attracted significant support from blacks and Latinos.

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.

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.

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.