This isn’t former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s first rodeo. Four years ago he ran against and lost to Mayor Bloomberg by 4.6 percent, but this race has been different altogether. Last time around it was his adamant stance on term limits that lit a fire under his campaign; in this race he may not have such a clear rallying point.
2013 Mayoral Election
Following the bombings in Boston last week, which killed three and injured more than 150, anti-terrorism efforts and procedures to thwart potential attacks in New York City have been pushed to the forefront of conversation.
MTA Chairman and CEO Joe Lhota has confirmed he will step down at the end of the year to explore a run for New York City Mayor. Lhota has led the transportation agency since October of last year. He previously served as a Deputy Mayor under Rudy Giuliani and would run for Mayor as a Republican.