In recent weeks on News Closeup, we’ve met some of the contenders in this year’s mayoral race.
With almost a dozen candidates — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — in the running, it’s shaping up as a competitive battle for the primaries.
In this installment, Marvin Scott welcomes Democrat Bill Thompson — the former city comptroller who nearly beat Mayor Bloomberg when he ran for mayor four years ago — losing by a mere five points. This is the first mayoral election in the city in two decades that an incumbent is not in the running.
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