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View From Here:  Dastardly Deeds

View From Here: Dastardly Deeds Updated

🕔14:20, 7.Nov 2009

“There are two things you need for success in politics. Money, and I can’t think of the other,” was Senator Mark Hannah’s (R-OH) analysis in 1903 and it pretty much held true until Bloomberg spent $100 million  dollars and barely

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The Brooklyn That Can’t be Bought…

The Brooklyn That Can’t be Bought… Updated

🕔07:23, 7.Nov 2009

  Mike Bloomberg’s first thoughts the morning after Mayoral election night might have wavered seamlessly between “ I won!” and “I almost lost!”  A bittersweet victory/defeat for the richest man in New York City, who lives in a world where

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One Valiant Effort: Thompson Concedes Run for Mayor Updated

🕔07:08, 7.Nov 2009

                During his yearlong quest for Mayor, Bill Thompson faced the biggest multi-million dollar campaign juggernaut in municipal history. He did so with style, grace and a gentlemanly comportment. The Thompson campaign spent election night at the New York

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View From Here: Why William Thompson for Mayor

View From Here: Why William Thompson for Mayor Updated

🕔14:35, 30.Oct 2009

Bill Thompson grew up on Putnam Avenue between Stuyvesant and Malcolm X Blvd.   The journey from those streets to being elected City Comptroller in 2001, managing a staff of more than 700 with a budget of $68 million and being

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THE BEST MAN

THE BEST MAN Updated

🕔14:12, 30.Oct 2009

Bill Thompson was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of hard-working parents, an educator and a judge.   He’s lived almost all of his life in Central Brooklyn. He grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant on Putnam Avenue between Stuyvesant

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Thompson Offers Comprehensive Economic Plan For All New Yorkers Updated

🕔16:32, 22.Oct 2009

     New York has had eight years of what mayoral candidate Bill Thompson calls a “barbell economy” that “created low-paying jobs with no benefits on one end, high-paying jobs predominately in finance and business services on the other, and very

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