NYC Mayor Race Barely Over, 2013 Contenders Emerge


thompsonCampaign posters for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Democratic challenger can still be spotted around New York City. But the next class of potential candidates is already emerging. While most Democratic contenders campaigned heartily for William Thompson Jr., having Bloomberg in office may actually better position themselves for the 2013 race. Thompson narrowly lost the Nov. 3 election.Having a Democratic mayor in office for the next four years would not have provided the natural contrast that comes with Bloomberg. The former Republican is no longer in a political party but ran on the GOP and Independence Party lines.

Democratic primaries are typically crowded in left-leaning New York, and 2013 should be no exception.

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