Appelbaum, a Thompson Supporter, Dares Bloomberg to Spend More

When RWDSU’s president, Stuart Applebaum, endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor outside City Hall this afternoon, the labor leader said his members will be “on the streets, on the phone, we’re going to be in the mailboxes and we’re going to be in people’s faces, explaining to them why Bill Thompson should be mayor of this city.”

Applebaum went on the offensive when asked about the prospects of supporting a candidate who is going up against one of the best-funded candidates in the world.

“I think it’s just amazing that all the money that’s been spent in this race by the other candidate, the Republican candidate, Republican Mike Bloomberg, tens of millions of dollars, and the more money he puts in, the worse he seems to do among the voters.

“I guess my message to the other side is spend it all, New York City could use the money.”

Appelbaum, a Thompson Supporter, Dares Bloomberg to Spend More