Michael Bloomberg and Bill Thompson had breakfast together at Gracie Mansion, according to Bloomberg’s spokesman.
A spokesman for Thompson, Jeff Simmons, said, “It was a cordial breakfast. They discussed the future of New York City.”
It’s their first meeting since the election. During the campaign, there were hints that Bloomberg could endorse Thompson for higher Read More
$9,003,711 is the amount Bill Thompson spent on his campaign, which came within a few percentage points of beating Michael Bloomberg’s $102 million re-election campaign. That’s according to the latest campaign finance numbers Thompson filed.
In his latest filing period, Thompson spent $1,040,000 on television ads, along with $309,887 on consultants. Read More
Michael Bloomberg released his campaign finance numbers this past Friday, at which they disappeared into a post-Thanksgiving news black hole.
But the campaign did make Howard Wolfson available to explain the Bloomberg’s spending.
The campaign had always argued that their biggest asset was Bloomberg’s successful record, and that his enormous warchest wouldn’t be effective Read More
Anthony Weiner’s comments about how he really could have beaten Michael Bloomberg have caused a little stir this morning.
Aside from how it must look from Bill Thompson’s perspective, it’s also gotten him into a trade of insults with people in the White House.
But since he opened the door…
A couple Read More
Anthony Weiner could have held his press conference about federal health care legislation anywhere he wanted on Sunday. He held it in front of City Hall.
There’s been no shortage of finger-pointing among Democrats over who’s really to blame for not helping Bill Thompson in his unexpectedly close loss to Michael Bloomberg. Weiner Read More
A Marist poll completed the day before the election but never made public showed “a continuation of the trend we saw in the previous week” with “Democrats and African-Americans coming home,” said pollster Lee Miringoff.
Miringoff said the poll also showed “Bloomberg’s numbers had this low-50s element.”
The methodology here was slightly different than in Read More
Bill Thompson supporters continue firing shots at those they say could have and should have done more to help out. The latest is from David Dinkins.
From The Post:
“The president should’ve done more. He found time to go to Virginia, he found time to go to New Jersey and he should’ve Read More
Michael Bloomberg has said he removed politics from government. Not so easy to do, though.
From the New York Times:
In the days after the mayor had emerged, victorious, but badly bruised, from his fight to rewrite the city’s term limits law, Mr. Bloomberg and his three top deputies, Edward Skyler, Patricia E. Harris Read More
Norman Seabrook sums up the anger among Bill Thompson supporters about non-supporters, saying on live television that people purporting to be “supporters of righteousness, strong supporters of change, strong supporters of taking the homeless off the streets are full of shit.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg now has the time and the mandate to create a legacy of LaGuardia-like proportions. His reelection after a catastrophic economic collapse on Wall Street, leading to the loss of tens of thousands of jobs, is a tribute to the high regard New Yorkers have for his managerial skills, economic vision and common Read More