But attacking Thompson for having ties to D'Amato is problematic.
Other Democrats have taken donations and accepted D'Amato's support publicly, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Most candidates become better known as a campaign progresses.
"I hope I won't be leading very long," said Fernando Ferrer, who, starting January 1, will serve as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's interim chairman.
It's a testament to the seriousness with which M.T.A. chairman Joe Lhota's potential mayoral candidacy is taken, maybe, that we're no longer talking about whether it can happen, but about "hurdles" to him winning the whole thing.
In 2009, not a single Hispanic candidate ran for any citywide office. Next year, there could be two, and not just in the Democratic primaries.
When the former Bronx borough president and 2005 Democratic mayoral nominee Fernando Ferrer endorsed State Senator Adriano Espaillat for Congress this afternoon over 21-term congressman Charles Rangel, he said he was doing it because of Espaillat's record, and also because he was thinking of tomorrow.
Former Bronx borough president and mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer is endorsing Adriano Espailalt for Congress against 21-term congressman Charles Rangel today, Espaillat's campaign announced.
In a speech this morning, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer will call for the reinstatement of the commuter tax.
Michael Grynbaum at the Times offers a healthy dose of skepticism about whether the plan could ever actually get approved by legislators in Albany, where the old commuter tax died an ignominious death.
Tara Palmeri uses Bill de Blasio's upcoming fund-raiser at Harold Ickes' Washington home to try to gauge who the Clintons may support for mayor next year.
The calculus here is complicated.
Since Anthony Weiner's implosion, the support of the Clintons, and their vast network of donors and operatives, has been a key prize for the mayoral candidates. But the Clintons have a history of splitting their loyalties.
Assemblyman Jose Rivera shot several minutes' worth of video from inside Governor Andrew Cuomo's invite-only Super Bowl party in Manhattan this past Sunday. Rivera posted it on YouTube and on Monday afternoon, Celeste Katz at the Daily News linked to it.
Next Friday is Jay Walder’s last day as head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the state authority charged with overseeing the subways and buses that make New York City function. Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to select a replacement before then. As Cuomo prepares, finally, to take political ownership of New York City's public transportation system by appointing someone to run it, transit advocates await his decision with some anxiousness.