William Thompson still boasts about how in 2009 he came within 4.3 percentage points of denying New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg his third term even though the billionaire incumbent outspent him 10 to 1.
Former New York City Comptroller William Thompson withdrew from the mayoral race today and backed Public Advocate Bill de Blasio as the Democratic nominee, saying he wanted to avoid a runoff and preserve party unity.
New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who wants to boost taxes on the wealthy, led former city Comptroller William Thompson in the race for the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor, according to unofficial results.
New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s campaign theme of wealth inequality came under attack from Republican Joseph Lhota hours after he won the Democratic nomination and avoided a primary runoff with William Thompson.
Bill de Blasio, the top vote-getter in New York’s Democratic mayoral primary, rallied hundreds of supporters amid reports of mounting pressure for second-place finisher William Thompson to back out of the race.
New York City’s growing Orthodox Jewish population, the largest outside Israel, may play a decisive role in choosing the next mayor, with some votes turning on regulation of a 1,500-year-old circumcision ritual.
A judge’s order installing a monitor to oversee the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics may boost the mayoral candidacy of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and hurt former Comptroller William Thompson.