Thompson Concedes Democratic Race For Mayor To deBlasio
By Terry Sheridan, WBGO News
New York. September 16, 2013
Thompson said while the way the votes have been counted in the primary is a disgrace, it would be a disservice for him to stay in the race, and has thrown his support to Bill deBlasio. He says the race is bigger than either one of them. deBlasio says he “profoundly honored and humbled” to get the endorsement. Also appearing on the steps of City Hall for the Unity Rally was Governor Cuomo and dozens of other Democrats. Thompson later told reporters that he was pressured by the Governor to drop out.