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Candidate Bill Thompson

Monday, June 03, 2013

Bill Thompson, candidate for New York City Mayor, in the WNYC Studios

Bill Thompson, former NYC Comptroller and one of the  Democrats running for mayor, discusses the latest news from the mayor's race.

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Comments [7]

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Thompson is the lesser of these evils and worthy of support.

Jun. 03 2013 10:47 AM
jm

So all the candidates have creep connections. Great.

Jun. 03 2013 10:47 AM
fuva from harlemworld

Oh, word Kenyatta? Not surprised. These are not black leaders; these are self-serving, insider politicians. If only enough of us knew...

Jun. 03 2013 10:40 AM
fuva from harlemworld

Bill, Quinn did not call you a racist. What she SAID is that to oppose that transfer station is to enable environmental racism. She may have a point.
Brian, thank you for not letting him NOT answer the question of where else to put it.

Jun. 03 2013 10:37 AM
Edith, public school parent from Manhattan

I have a comment on Thompson's education policy. Why is Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of the Board of Regents for the state of New York, your campaign finance chairperson? She is a proponent of high-stakes testing. Public school parents across the city are very unhappy with these draconian standardized tests, given to grades 3 and above. Her dual role appears to be an inappropriate conflict of interest. By choosing her as your finance chair, does that mean you agree with her policies of using high-stakes tests for teacher evaluations and school ratings? Can parents expect that if you are mayor, you will continue with the unproven practice of high-stakes testing? Thank you.

Jun. 03 2013 10:36 AM

i saw this new gas rig thing in the east river near 14th st
what the H'll is that?

Jun. 03 2013 10:36 AM
Kenyatta from Harlem

Won't be voting for him. Look into the millions his wife got form Bloomberg and us taxpayers for her so-called "museum", condominums on fifth avenue.

Jun. 03 2013 10:27 AM

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