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Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: Bill Thompson (D)

by Veronica Volk
Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson

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This isn’t former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s first rodeo.  Four years ago he ran against and lost to Mayor Bloomberg by 4.6 percent, but this race has been different altogether.  Last time around it was his adamant stance on term limits that lit a fire under his campaign; in this race he may not have such a clear rallying point. 

New Poll: Weiner Leads Democrats, But Thompson Would Win Runoff

by Connor Ryan
Bill Thompson.

Edwin Martinez1, Flickr

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that if Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson can make it to the runoff election, he would beat both Anthony Weiner and Christine Quinn. Weiner leads the Democrats with 26 percent of the vote, followed by Quinn with 22 percent and Thompson with 20 percent. But in a runoff scenario, Thompson bests Weiner and Quinn, 52 to 41 percent.

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