Thursday, September 12, 2013

Christine Quinn's Labor Supporters Are Jumping to de Blasio

Bill de Blasio, by MK Metz
 Yesterday we heard pundits say that Quinn's supporters would jump to Bill Thompson in a mayoral runoff.

But today we learn that The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union and United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500 have joined SEIU 32BJ and 1199's healthcare workers to back Bill de Blasio.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Mr. de Blasio has just over 40 percent of the vote. But Mr. Thompson has vowed not to concede until thousands of paper ballots are counted.

Maybe union pressure will cause Thompson to reconsider.

More at Politicker.

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