The NY Times weighed in on the NY State Comptroller race and is endorsing the Republican candidate Harry Wilson, noting how he "helped turn around General Motors last year... It is rare for someone of Mr. Wilson’s talents and expertise to compete for one of the most important and least glamorous jobs in state politics."

Wilson, who used to work for Blackstone and Goldman Sachs, was criticized as a "Don Juan of Wall Street" by current Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, but the Times says, "the investment and management skills exhibited with General Motors are just what are needed for New York’s financial and ethical blight." The Times says that DiNapoli, a former Assemblyman, has been a "worthy caretaker" since his 2007 appointment (when Alan Hevesi resigned amid scandal) but "New Yorkers, however, have a chance to choose someone who knows finance and is not beholden to the Democrats in control in Albany."