From the Daily News:
The campaigns of Mayor Bloomberg and Controller William Thompson traded barbs Thursday about who failed to protect New York renters at the tail end of the real estate bubble.
Bloomberg's campaign accused Thompson of investing $86 million in city pension money with firms that bought affordable apartment buildings and hiked rents, forcing out longtime tenants.
The investment came after employees of one of those firms, Fisher Brothers, gave $63,000 to Thompson's campaigns.
"The contrast couldn't be clearer," said Bloomberg spokesman Howard Wolfson.
Bloomberg's team said he fought foreclosures aggressively and preserved 22,000 apartments in Mitchell-Lama buildings through low-cost financing, while also cracking down on the city's worst slumlords.
He's kidding, right?