Comptroller Bill Thompson rallied Democratic support on the Upper West Side against Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Thompson held a press conference at Verde Square, on Broadway and West 73rd Street, to formally accept support from Rep. Jerrold Nadler, State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, Assembly members Linda Rosenthal and Richard Gottfried, and Council Member Gale Brewer.
Nadler, a senior member of Congress, said this mayor’s race is about “ending an eight-year rule in which the needs of the middle class, needs of low income people are on the backburner”—a criticism lobbed at the two-term mayor. Nadler also slammed the city’s reliance on Wall Street for revenue at the expense of small business.
“We need, as mayor, someone who understands the city cannot survive only on Wall Street,” Nadler said.
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