Tag Archives: Bill Thompson

NEW YORK CITY: Bill Thompson Concedes Mayoral Primary, Endorses De Blasio

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NYC Mayoral Recount Drags On
UPDATE: Thompson To Bow Out

UPDATE: My earlier post below may be moot, according to a tweet just published by the New York Times. It’s almost one week after New York City’s mayoral primary and we still don’t know if Bill De Blasio got the 40% needed to avoid a runoff with Bill Thompson. On Sunday, workers continued checking the vote tallies in the lever ...

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NYC Democratic Mayoral Race Too Close To Call Regarding Possible Runoff

Democratic mayoral leader Bill de Blasio appears to have very narrowly avoided a runoff, having eked out a scant 0.19% more votes than the 40% requirement at this writing. But with 97%  of the precincts having reported, the city’s Board Of Elections announced that it will now count absentee ballots and the paper ballots used yesterday for malfunctioning machines. A ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Bloomberg Suggests Fingerprinting Public Housing Tenants

Speaking on his weekly radio address, yesterday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested fingerprinting the city’s public housing tenants. “What we really should have is fingerprinting to get in. And of course there’s an allegation that some of these apartments aren’t occupied by the people who originally have the lease,” said Mr. Bloomberg during his weekly radio sit-down with ...

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New Wall Street Journal-NBC Poll

From the Wall Street Journal: With nine candidates on the Democratic primary ballot, there is next to no chance anyone will win the contest outright, and so the top candidates have focused their efforts on securing a spot in the runoff. While Ms. Quinn has spent most of the race as the front-runner, the poll showed she will be the ...

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Quinn Continues Lead In Mayoral Polls

From the latest New York Times/Siena poll: Christine C. Quinn is leading the crowded field in the Democratic primary race for New York City mayor, lifted by support among Manhattanites and higher-income voters, the latest New York Times/Siena College poll finds. But just over a month before the Sept. 10 primary, Ms. Quinn is still well below the level needed ...

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NYC Teachers Union Endorses Former Comptroller Bill Thompson For Mayor

Democratic mayoral candidate and former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson, who lost to Bloomberg by only four points in 2009, tonight received the endorsement of the city’s 200,000-member teachers union. Tonight all seven declared Democratic mayoral candidates will debate at Hunter College on the Upper East Side. The debate will be carried live by NY1 and should prove quite lively. RELATED: ...

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