On Saturday morning, the Rev. Al Sharpton welcomed Bill de Blasio to his weekly rally in Harlem, and did his best to explain de Blasio's strong showing among black voters in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
Barring a sudden turn, it looks likely Thompson's name will appear on the run-off ballot. Whether he actively campaigns is another matter.
In his only public appearance on Friday, Bill de Blasio said he was prepared for a potential run-off election against Bill Thompson, and touted his closeness to the Clintons.
A week ago, the New York Post ran a story headlined "Set to endorse Lhota," citing information from City Hall insiders.
Bill Thompson is vowing, for now, to proceed with his campaign and is looking to wrest the Democratic nomination away from Bill de Blasio, who received around 40 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results on primary night.
Bill Thompson's top supporters met tonight at the Manhattan headquarters of the United Federation of Teachers as their candidate discussed with them the possibility of ending his bid for the Democratic mayoral nomination before all the votes are counted.
It's not impossible, even now, for the numbers to go Bill Thompson's way, and for Bill de Blasio to have fallen short of the 40 percent threshhold he'd need to win the primary outright, without a run-off.
On the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall this afternoon, Bill de Blasio thanked supporters new and old, but did not directly address the prospect that the Democratic nomination could still require a run-off.
A spokesman for Bill Thompson said the second-place finisher in Tuesday's primary has no public events today, and is spending the day attending private meetings.
Election officials may not be able to determine if de Blasio won the nomination outright until Wednesday. Can Thompson, who has seen a slew of union leaders endorse de Blasio, wait that long?