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Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson speaks to a sea (Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson speaks to a sea of supporters, friends and family as they wait for election results. (Sept. 10, 2013)

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Bill Thompson served as Comptroller for New York City from 2002 through 2009. The Democratic candidate is running in the 2013 New York mayoral election.

Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson speaks to a sea
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Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson speaks to a sea of supporters, friends and family as they wait for election results. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson speaks to a sea
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Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson speaks to a sea of supporters, friends and family as they wait for election results. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson speaks during a
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Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson speaks during a campaign rally at Restoration Plaza on Sunday in Brooklyn. (Sept. 8, 2013)

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Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson gives a thumbs-up
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Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson gives a thumbs-up to supporters -mostly made up of union members- during a campaign rally on the steps of City Hall on Monday in Manhattan. (Sept. 09, 2013).

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson speaks during a
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Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson speaks during a campaign rally at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn. (Sept. 08, 2013).

New York City mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson participates
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New York City mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson participates in a stickball challenge in Manhattan. (Aug. 27, 2013)

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New York City mayoral candidate and former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, center, hugs Esther Saffa, of Brooklyn, after delivering a speech on the mayoral race and the implications of the recent George Zimmerman verdict to parishioners at Abundant Life Church in Brooklyn. (July 28, 2013)

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New York City mayoral candidate and former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, right, shakes hands with Keesha Mobley, of Brooklyn, before delivering a speech on the mayoral race and the implications of the recent George Zimmerman verdict to parishioners at Abundant Life Church in Brooklyn. (July 28, 2013)

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New York City mayoral candidate and former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson laughs with his wife, Elsie, left, before delivering a speech on the mayoral race and the implications of the recent George Zimmerman verdict to parishioners at Abundant Life Church in Brooklyn. (July 28, 2013)

New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson meets
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New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson meets with Brownsville residents on the campaign trail in Brooklyn. (July 27, 2013)

New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson meets
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New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson meets with Brownsville residents on the campaign trail in Brooklyn. (July 27, 2013)

New York mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, right, speaks
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New York mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, right, speaks during the Gay Men's Health Crisis Mayoral Forum on HIV/AIDS alongside fellow candidate Anthony Weiner, left, at the GMHC headquarters in New York. (July 23, 2013)

New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, right, speaks
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New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, right, speaks as, from left, Sal Albanese, Bill de Blasio, John Liu, and Bill Thompson listen during the "New Yorkers for Great Public Schools Mayoral Debate on Education." (May 28, 2013)

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New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, right
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New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner, right speaks to mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson before the start of the "New Yorkers for Great Public Schools Mayoral Debate on Education" debate. (May 28, 2013)

New York City mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson participates
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New York City mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson participates in the "New Yorkers for Great Public Schools Mayoral Debate on Education." (May 28, 2013)

Steve Cassidy, center, President of the Uniformed Firefighters
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Steve Cassidy, center, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, listens as Bill Thompson, candidate for New York City mayor, speaks after receiving the firefighters union's endorsement for his candidacy. (July 9, 2013)

Bill Thompson, center, candidate for New York City
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Bill Thompson, center, candidate for New York City mayor, listens as Steve Cassidy, right, President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, announces the firefighters union's endorsement of his candidacy. (July 9, 2013)

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