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2013 Mayoral Election

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

by Veronica Volk
Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson

Edwin Martinez1, flickr

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.

UPDATED: Weiner Criticized For Silence Amid Anti-Gay Slurs

by Connor Ryan
Anthony Weiner at gay pride march in 2005.

Boss Tweed, Flickr

Anthony Weiner, a Democratic candidate in the race to become New York City's next mayor, has come under fire from politicians and at least one advocacy group for condoning homophobic statements aimed at fellow Democratic candidate (and the race's current front-runner) Christine Quinn.
"It's unfortunate that we need to issue a public statement on this at all, but this is becoming a disturbing pattern," said Nathan Schaefer, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, a gay rights advocacy group.

MTA Chair Lhota Resigns, May Run for NYC Mayor

by Jeff Coltin
MTA Chairman Joe Lhota pointing down a subway track

Patrick Cashin / Metropolitan Transportation Authority


MTA Chairman and CEO Joe Lhota has confirmed he will step down at the end of the year to explore a run for New York City Mayor. Lhota has led the transportation agency since October of last year. He previously served as a Deputy Mayor under Rudy Giuliani and would run for Mayor as a Republican.

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