Former Mayor David Dinkins is endorsing his friend City Comptroller Bill Thompson, the leading Democratic challenger to Michael Bloomberg, in this year's mayoral race. Dinkins says Thompson has been a good public servant and predicts he'll be a fine mayor. But Dinkins won't criticize Bloomberg outright, who he also considers a friend.
When asked why he isn't endorsing Bloomberg, Dinkins told reporters, 'Gee, I wish he were a Democrat.' Dinkins added that one reason he's voting for Thompson is because Democrats should stick together.