Bill Thompson: ‘I’m Confident That I’m Going To Be The Next Mayor’

Shortly after he pulled off a shockingly close second place finish against Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the 2009 mayoral election, former Comptroller Bill Thompson declared his intention to run again in 2013. Since then, Mr. Thompson remained relatively under the radar causing some City Hall watchers to question whether he’d make good on his promise to take another shot at the mayor’s office. At the TWU Local 100 rally last night, The Politicker spoke with Mr. Thompson about his plans for 2013.

Mr. Thompson said he’s definitely going to be in the race. He also rejected the notion he’s been too quiet and gave us his take on Mayor Bloomberg’s third term.

“I’ve made it very clear, I’m definitely running. I’m not thinking about it, I am running,” Mr. Thompson said.  Read More