Mayor Michael Bloomberg was endorsed yesterday by the Bronx Miracle Gospel Tabernacle's pastor Reverend Elijah Thompson. In fact, NY1 reports that Rev. Thompson "sounded a shofar, a ram's horn, and did a dance to pray that the Jewish mayor wins a third term," telling his congregation, "I danced today. For a distinguished man like me, I make myself humble in front of God. And it's an honor to have Mayor Bloomberg with us." Bloomberg said, "I think in four more years we really can take what we've done and use it as a building block and make this city an awful lot better." However, Bloomberg's expected rival, City Comptroller William Thompson, said, "The policies that Mike Bloomberg has continued to push in his eight years have led to right now unemployment in the African-American community that is close to 15 percent." Yet the Bronx Miracle Gospel Tabernacle churchgoers told NY1, "He can relate to the fact that his family was immigrants and there's a large immigrant population in the city of New York," and "We know Mayor Bloomberg has a good record."
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