New York, NY —
Democratic Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson says he has been endorsed by President Obama in his bid to unseat Mayor Bloomberg. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.
HENNELLY: The Thompson claim is based on an answer to a reporter's question from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at his daily briefing. Thompson's name was never actually uttered.
GIBBS: The President is the leader of the dem party and as that would support the democratic nominee.
HENNELLY: Gibbs also noted the President has a "tremendous amount of respect" for Thompson's opponent, and had worked well with Mayor Bloomberg. The Mayor says he's not surprised that Obama would back a fellow Democrat, and he says it won't impact what he sees as a good working relationship with the White House. For WNYC I am Bob Hennelly.