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One-on-one with Bill Thompson, NYC mayoral candidate

Posted at 4:46 PM, Feb 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-18 16:15:52-04

In recent weeks on News Closeup,  we’ve met some of the contenders in this year’s mayoral race.

With almost a dozen candidates — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — in the running, it’s shaping up as a competitive battle for the primaries.

In this installment, Marvin Scott welcomes Democrat Bill Thompson — the former city comptroller who nearly beat Mayor Bloomberg when he ran for mayor four years ago — losing by a mere five points.  This is the first mayoral election in the city in two decades that an incumbent is not in the running.

WATCH THIS PREVIEW: FOR THE ENTIRE EPISODE, TUNE IN OR DVR NEWS CLOSEUP, SUNDAY AT 6 A.M. on PIX11.