Tag Archives: city politics

Is this thing over yet?

CITY POLITICS
Two days after their first debate, and less than three weeks before the mayoral election, things are looking rough for Comptroller Bill Thompson in his attempt to unseat Michael Bloomberg. He’s been outspent 16-1. He’s down 17 points in the latest poll . He didn’t lose Tuesday’s debate, but he didn’t win it, either; and at this point a tie’s a win for Bloomberg.

On the set of a Bloomberg commercial, in May. Source: Brownstoner

If you've got it, spend it: on the set of a Bloomberg campaign commercial, in May. (Source: Brownstoner)

So does Thompson have any chance? Not much of one. But no one seems willing to count him out, either. Part of the reason why can be seen in an analysis of recent citywide elections.

Continue reading