Thompson Gives Deputy Mayor Quinn's "Endorsement" the Ol' Middle Finger

via City Room

Talk about a role reversal: William C. Thompson Jr. is giving Christine C. Quinn the cold shoulder.

Mr. Thompson, the Democratic mayoral candidate, has deliberately delayed announcing an endorsement from Ms. Quinn, the speaker of the New York City Council, leaving her in a very public state of limbo eight days before the election.

Those who advise Mr. Thompson, who is also the city comptroller, are describing the holdup as payback for Ms. Quinn’s failure to support Mr. Thompson over the last year. As it became clear that Mr. Thompson would easily clinch the Democratic nomination, and then even after he did, Ms. Quinn stayed out of the race.

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