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November 04, 2009


What if Obama Campaigned in New York City?

Even though New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent approximately $1,900 per vote in his re-election campaign, he only managed to beat challenger Bill Thompson (D) by five percentage points, 51% to 46%. The small margin of victory was one of the biggest surprises of Election night.

Since President Obama did as little as possible to help Thompson, it makes you wonder if an active push on behalf of the Democrat would have made a difference.

Politico quotes Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY): "Maybe one of those Corzine trips could have been better spent in New York. Who knows?"

To which a White House official replied, "Maybe Anthony Weiner should have manned-up and run against Michael Bloomberg."














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