Thompson drops out

Thompson ends mayoral bid
Thompson ends mayoral bid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/16/2013 at 11:53AM

Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign has come to an end. The former city comptroller announced Monday morning that he was dropping his bid for the Democratic nomination, throwing his support behind primary winner Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. “If this were a general election with consequences about the fundamental direction of our city, you can bet [...]

Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/13/2013 at 9:45AM

Bill Thompson vowed to stay in the mayor’s race Thursday night despite mounting pressure to drop his bid before a runoff can be decided. He made the statement after reportedly meeting with key supporters, including Congressmembers Gregory Meeks, Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Rangel. According to unofficial results, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio received 40.3 percent [...]