A source in the city comptroller’s office said staffers there were told nearly all of them are going to be replaced starting December 31.
Staffers with “protected titles” will not be replaced, according to this source.
The news was delivered to current staffers by Bill Thompson on Friday, according to this source. A spokesman for Read More
ALBANY-Tom DiNapoli is in a bad place.
It’s not the fact that, as state comptroller, he’s forced to preside over a state pension fund spiraling down with the overall stock market. Or that a recent poll showed that voters are inclined to pick “someone else” over him for a full term.
Worse than any of Read More
ALBANY—Scott Stringer confirmed he is looking toward 2013, but only in a general sense.
“I’m actually doing what I’ve always done,” Stringer told me by phone. “The campaign finance system is very important to candidates who start thinking about their finances early in the cycle. We’re just interviewing people to assembly a financial team Read More
Voluble Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announced this morning that he is supporting Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the 2010 U.S. Senate race, becoming the first would-be challenger to back her.
The endorsement shores up Ms. Gillibrand’s credibility with liberal Democrats who, like Mr. Stringer, were initially concerned about her House record when she was appointed Read More
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
Here’s Bill Thompson in Florida yesterday with the Stuart Appelbaum, thanking him for the help RWDSU gave to his mayoral campaign.
Not a bad friend for Thompson, who is openly considering a statewide run next year. Steve Kornacki thinks the state comptroller’s race is Thompson’s best bet.
On Election Night, I called Bill Thompson the Christie Whitman of New York politics, since his startlingly narrow, 4.6-point loss to Mayor Bloomberg represented perhaps the biggest near-miss shocker since a then-unknown Whitman came within two points of unseating Bill Bradley in 1990.
And now he’s doing exactly what Whitman did after that election: 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
Bill Thompson said there is “a very good chance” he’ll run for office again, and said he’ll announce a decision next month about running statewide.
During an interview on Inside City Hall, Thompson said, “I guess there is a chance, or a very good chance eventually I’ll run for office again.”
He went on 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