Obama Endorses Thompson


Democratic candidate for mayor Bill Thompson started off the week strong with a new poll showing he’s within single digits of the billionaire mayor. Now, he’s got the endorsement of the top Dem in the country:

“I am grateful and encouraged to receive the support of the President of the United States, especially on the day that Barack Obama is named a Nobel Prize Winner. It is a point of personal pride to receive this endorsement since I made my final decision to run for mayor of this great city while waiting on line to vote for President Obama.  New Yorkers supported President Obama in historic numbers on November 4, 2008 and I look forward to that same support on November 3, 2009.  I am deeply honored and thank our President for his support and confidence that I will be the next mayor of New York City.”