Winner: Bill Thompson – Thompson continues to pick up steam in the mayor’s race, building on last week’s momentum by rolling out more big-name endorsements and reporting a $600,000 in the latest filing period—the highest of any candidate. The backing of southeast Queens power broker Rev. Floyd Flake and former GOP Sen. Alfonse D’Amato proved his appeal beyond his base and established Thompson as more than a “minority” candidate. If he can fend off a potential challenge from a certain former congressman, Thompson can position himself as a solid alternative to Christine Quinn come September.
Bill Thompson said Wednesday he would create a form of merit pay for some New York City teachers if elected mayor, giving the city's best teachers incentives to work in struggling schools.
Unveiling his prospective education policy at NYU yesterday, the former city comptroller said he would target wee ones with new behavioral supports and added wrap-around health and social services — while identifying their academic struggles before they hit kindergarten.
Bill Thompson picked up another endorsement for his bid to be the next mayor of New York City. The Rev. Floyd Flake, the senior pastor of the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York in Queens, is one of the latest persons to endorse Thompson for mayor.
Bill Thompson is feeling pretty good about his mayoral campaign's fundraising—so much so that his people have scheduled a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning to brag about their two-month haul.