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MSNBC has retracted its call of the New York City mayor's race, but The New York Times is still calling it for Bloomberg.
With 89 percent of precincts in, Bloomberg is up just 49.9 percent to Thompson's 46.7 percent.
Obviously the race might have gone differently if Bloomberg hadn't outspent Thompson 14-to-1. But, for all the talk about referenda on Obama -- might the Democrats have pulled this one out if the president had campaigned for Thompson?
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