Bill Thompson clings to hope of run-off with de Blasio

Former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson fought until the very last minutes of Tuesday night, convinced that he had squeaked by with enough votes to force a runoff with frontrunner Bill de Blasio for the Democratic nomination in the New York City mayor’s race.

Well into Wednesday morning, with 97 percent of precincts counted, it was still unclear whether or not Thompson had pulled it off.