‘Is There a Mayor’s Race In This City?’ ‘Excellent Question.’

Bill de Blasio, a City Councilman from Brooklyn running for public advocate, fielded a question this morning that may make the Bill Thompson folks cringe a little.
A woman attending a Citizens Union event at the Puck Building featuring de Blasio said, “I understand and I see there is a public advocate’s race in the city. I see you and the others everywhere. But do you feel there’s a mayor’s race in the city?”
De Blasio said it was an “excellent question” before going on to say, “It’s up to us to make sure there is a mayoral race in this city. There is one and we have to regard it as such, we have to talk about it as such.

‘Is There a Mayor’s Race In This City?’ ‘Excellent Question.’