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Bill Thompson

  1. early and often
    Mayor Bloomberg Will Likely Roll His Eyes During Tonight’s DebateBut that might be as exciting as it gets.
  2. early and awkward
    White House Gives Bill Thompson His Most Tepid Endorsement YetObama supports the Democrat guy, what’s-his-face.
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    Most Bill Thompson Supporters Just Don’t Like Mayor BloombergA new poll holds both good and bad news for the comptroller.
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    Bill Thompson Gets Attention, EndorsementAs “class warfare” is ignited, David Paterson gives his seal of approval to the Democrat.
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    Thoughts on Bill Thompson’s First TV AdThe Democratic candidate joins Bloomberg on the airwaves.
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    Smith: Who Really Flexed Muscle in Yesterday’s City Primaries? The New York TimesThe results show that the paper’s endorsements still carry weight.
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    Thompson and Vance Take City PrimariesBut there will be runoffs in two other contests.
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    Entire Democratic Mayoral Debate Spent Bashing BloombergAnd his many dollars!
  9. Insult to Injury for Bill ThompsonHe’ll have even less money with which to challenge Bloomberg.
  10. the third terminator
    Hard-won Republican Label Hurts BloombergWe have a mayoral race on our hands!
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    Mayoral Campaign Spending in Graph FormBecause graphs are better than things that aren’t graphs!
  12. the third terminator
    People Want to Picnic With Bloomberg, ObviouslyIt doesn’t help that they have no idea who Bill Thompson is.
  13. the third terminator
    Most New Yorkers Don’t Think Bloomberg Deserves a Third TermNot that it matters.
  14. early and often
    Bill Thompson Secures All-Important Trekkie VoteLeonard Nimoy is backing the candidate for mayor, a “sci-fi geek.”
  15. the third terminator
    Nobody Cares How Bloomberg Spends His MoneyA new poll show that voters are unconcerned about Hizzoner’s campaign spending advantages.
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    Bill Thompson Gets Another Bloomberg-Friendly EndorsementDavid Dinkins will back Thompson, but he won’t say anything bad about Bloomberg, because he likes him a lot.
  17. gossipmonger
    Olivia Palermo to Make Room in Grueling Schedule for Socialite Reality ShowThe socialite will finally have a reason for being famous. Plus, the end of Hef and Holly, and Michael Lohan continues to be bonkers, in our daily gossip roundup.
  18. early and often
    Mayoral Hopefuls Getting Uneasy About Bloomberg’s Third-Term TalkIn Denver, a handful of city politicians are still in a New York state of mind.
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    Like That Creepy Kid From High School, Marty Markowitz Thinks That His 800 Facebook Friends Will Give Him Social DominanceThe ‘Times’ discovers Marty Markowitz’s not-so-secret strategy for victory in the upcoming mayoral campaign.
  20. party lines
    Comptroller Bill Thompson: Spitzer Is ‘Shocking,’ Paterson Is ‘Talented’ At the annual Women’s Campaign Fund dinner last night at the home of Community Board One’s Julie Menin, City Comptroller William Thompson had a wry sense of humor about yesterday’s scandalous revelations regarding Eliot Spitzer and a gaggle of high-end prostitutes. “I wonder what we’ll be talking about this evening?” Thompson had already cracked twice before he made it all the way into the party. Thompson called Spitzer “a friend” and expressed “shock and disbelief” about the recent news. While he stopped short of calling for the governor’s resignation, he expressed the obvious concern. “I think it is very difficult to govern in the current situation.” He was not as reticent in his views about Spitzer’s possible successor, Lieutenant Governor David A. Paterson. “While Eliot’s a friend, David’s a very good friend.” Thompson went on to express his belief that as minority leader Paterson helped to change the Democratic Senate, that they became much more aggressive and idea-focused under his guidance. “I think the world of him; he is such a talented person.” —Catherine Coreno Earlier: Reacting to Eliot’s Mess
  21. in other news
    ‘Village Voice’ Calculates City Migration in Terms of HipstersVillage Voice blogger Michael Clancy takes a look at comptroller Bill Thompson’s analysis of city migration today, and decides that since twice as many people leave the city annually as arrive, the city must specifically be getting fewer hipsters. We have to question this logic, as it seems like there are more and more of them every day, and fewer and fewer people who wear jeans of an appropriate tightness. In fact, just recently, we couldn’t happen to notice that when the dive destination Spitzer’s Corner opened on Ludlow and Rivington, the vast space was immediately filled with hipsters, the way a hole dug by a child on the beach too near the ocean inexorably fills with water. And there was no dent in the population of hipsters everywhere else on the Lower East Side! Anyway, we digress. Thompson’s study also explains that it’s lower income families that are fleeing the city, especially those with young kids — and young unmarried college grads are replacing them. Interesting, right? Also, did you hear the MisShapes aren’t drawing people to the city any more? Now that’s news! City Getting Less Hipsters [VV]