Thompson Won’t Back Down, De Blasio Doesn’t Mind


thompson-de-blasioBill Thompson’s campaign for mayor might be entering its final hours, but he’s holding out hope that he’ll still be in the race after all ballots are counted this week.

The former city comptroller finished second in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. If front-runner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, receives 40 percent of the vote, he would avoid an Oct. 1 runoff against Thompson.

Some have urged Thompson, who has 26 percent of the votes counted so far, to bow out. But Thompson has vowed to remain in the race.

De Blasio said Sunday that he had no problem with Thompson waiting for the final tally.

“As I’ve said repeatedly, he has every right to call for a full count,” he told WCBS 880′s Jim Smith. “I respect that. I respect Bill. I’ve worked with him for many years.”

Read more at WCBS 880 AM.

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