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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Confusion over Koppell's endorsement of Thompson

At the Bronx Puerto Rican parade on Sunday, several Bronx politicians endorsed City Comptroller Bill Thompson for mayor, according to a press release fired out by his office later than day.

“I want to thank Assemblymember Carl Heastie, Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz, Councilmember Oliver Koppell, Councilmember Annabel Palma and Councilmember Maria Baez for their endorsement," Thompson said in the release. "With their help and the support of 1.4 million New Yorkers who live in the Bronx we can take back New York City.”

The following day we posted a blurb and a couple of quotes, and that should have been that. But Thompson (or his spokeswoman, Anne Fenton, who used to work for Adolfo Carrion) may have been a little presumptuous. Last night we received an e-mail from Koppell that read, in part, "... your report of my endorsement of Thompson and other citywide candidates is not accurate. I have made no endorsements in City wide contests at stake in the Democratic primary."

Koppell was alerted to our original post by Maura Keaney, head of field operations for Bloomberg's re-election campaign. Keaney, of course, would like Koppell to support her boss, the incumbent.


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