New York Times calls for incumbent New York City independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg to be re-elected.
The editorial as reported by CNN.com said, “Mr. Bloomberg has been a first-rate steady hand during unsteady times… He guided the city out of the post-9/11 recession, then tucked away money during the boom years that followed. That foresight has helped New Yorkers weather one of the worst economic downturns in 80 years. Mayor Bloomberg has easily earned another four years."
CNN said the editorial was partly favorable to Democratic city Comptroller William Thompson who is running against Bloomberg, but was not fond of Thompson’s attacks on Bloomberg.