The Future of Harlem Politics

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New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr.

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr.

Harlem resident Bill Thompson, the New York City Comptroller, announced his interest and candidacy in the 2009 Mayoral race. Does he have what it takes? A former Wall Streeter, ex-president of the City’s Board of Education and a committed public servant with his fingers on the pulse of the city, he has what it takes.

Thompson poses a real and credible threat to Mayor Michael Bloomberg who plans to run for a third term, after recently muscling the City Council into scrapping the term limits law. Energetic, tactical, and intelligent, Thompson has already raised more than $5 million to wage this Herculean mayoral battle. Can he win? Yes, he can.

THE YEAR AHEAD: Where will NYS Senator Bill Perkins, the first NYC politico to support Obama’s presidential bid, report to work; Albany or DC? It now seems like a foregone conclusion that Caroline Kennedy will replace Hillary Clinton as a U.S. Senator. When will the stream of allegations leveled against Congressman Charles Rangel in the news media end?

The January 3 New York Times ran a conflict of interest story about Congressman Rangel support of legislation about tax breaks legislation which would benefit uber insurer AIG, which committed $10 million to the Charles Rangel CUNY Center.

New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr.
New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr.

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One thought on “The Future of Harlem Politics

  1. I just want great leadership for NY. Period. I want NYC to be a place where all people have a shot of they have the drive talent and skill. It was a mistake to hitch the city’s wagon to Wall Street, when NY has always been about more than that small slice of the island.

    I’m praying for some real vision for NY quick fast and in a hurry.

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