Thompson Embarks on 24-Hour Citywide Tour

NEW YORK (AP) -
Bill Thompson (second right) meeting with business owners in Staten Island Thursday, as he begins a 5-borough tour that ends on Friday morning.
Bill Thompson (second right) meeting with business owners in Staten Island Thursday, as he begins a 5-borough tour that ends on Friday morning.

New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson has launched a 24-hour citywide tour to get his message out, with the former city comptroller hitting several locations in each of the five boroughs.

The Democrat started off at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal Thursday morning, then made several stops on Staten Island. In the Bronx, his stops included a senior center and lunch with Bronx leaders. In Brooklyn, Thompson scheduled a meeting with supporters and small business owners. Campaign stops in Queens had him speaking at a forum and greeting supporters.

The tour ends Friday morning at a Harlem subway stop.