From the NY Post:
Running the government is going to be a lot less fun for Mayor Bloomberg as a result of Tuesday's Democratic runoff elections, officials said yesterday.
"I think if Mayor Bloomberg is re-elected he certainly will have very aggressive watchdogs in Bill de Blasio and John Liu that are going to be ready to challenge him when they feel it's appropriate," said City Councilman David Yassky (D-Brooklyn).
"I think that it's likely to be a more contentious city government over the next four years," added Yassky.
It would almost have to, considering how easy Bloomberg has had it over his two terms.
"It's going to get tougher with Liu and de Blasio," conceded a mayoral insider.
Sources said Liu's supporters are convinced that Bloomberg was secretly aiding Yassky, adding to the tension. Bloomberg's campaign denies it.
Bloomberg's biggest concern, however, is that his most reliable ally in government, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, will have to accommodate new political realties with the defeat of five council incumbents and may not be able to deliver votes for the administration.