Almost Beating Mayor Bloomberg Was the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Bill Thompson

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After losing to Mayor Bloomberg in last week's mayoral election — but winning a moral victory by not getting destroyed — Bill Thompson has quickly become a local star of the Democratic Party. He's even being floated as a potential primary challenger to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Who knows if that'll happen, but if you thought Obama was snubbing Thompson before, watch out. The snubbing he'll get if he runs against the intently protected Gillibrand will make the first snubbing look like a veritable bromance in comparison. [NYDN]