Bill Clinton to swear in de Blasio as NYC mayor
December 28th, 2013
03:33 PM ET
4 months ago

Bill Clinton to swear in de Blasio as NYC mayor

(CNN) – When Bill de Blasio becomes mayor of New York City on New Year's Day, he'll have a far more prominent Democrat than himself on the other side of the Bible.

He will be sworn in by former President Bill Clinton, the mayor-elect's office said Saturday.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Bill de Blasio • Hillary Clinton • New York
December 24th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
4 months ago

Daughter of NYC mayor-elect reveals depression, substance abuse

(CNN) – Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, has struggled with clinical depression and drug abuse, the 19-year-old revealed in a YouTube video posted Christmas Eve.

"I've had depression, like clinical depression, for my entire adolescence," de Blasio says in the video. "It made it easier, the more I drank and did drugs, to share some common ground with people that I wouldn't have. It didn't start out as a huge thing for me but then it became a really huge thing for me."

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
De Blasio: 'We all cringed' after Obama told us about CO shooting
December 13th, 2013
04:51 PM ET
4 months ago

De Blasio: 'We all cringed' after Obama told us about CO shooting

(CNN) – New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was with President Barack Obama in a meeting on Friday when the President received a note about a school shooting in Colorado.

"Well, the President said very somberly that the shooting had occurred. Obviously none of us had the details yet, but he informed the room - the note was passed to him and he informed the room immediately and we all cringed," the Democrat told reporters at the White House.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Gun control • President Obama
November 5th, 2013
10:35 PM ET
5 months ago

5 things you should know about New York's new mayor

New York (CNN) – Bill de Blasio will be the first Democratic mayor in New York City in two decades, easily defeating Republican Joe Lhota by running a campaign that rejected the politics of his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.

Known for its liberal politics, New York City has not elected a Democrat in the last five mayoral elections, with Bloomberg serving three terms and Rudolph Giuliani before him serving two.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
De Blasio wins NYC mayoral race
November 5th, 2013
09:07 PM ET
5 months ago

De Blasio wins NYC mayoral race

(CNN) – New York City voters Tuesday elected a Democrat to the mayor's office for the first time in two decades, giving progressive city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio a victory over Republican nominee Joe Lhota, Edison Media Research projects.

"Make no mistake: The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it, together, as one city," de Blasio said in his victory speech.
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Filed under: 2013 • Bill de Blasio • New York
Poll: Surprise unlikely in NYC mayoral race
November 4th, 2013
11:35 AM ET
6 months ago

Poll: Surprise unlikely in NYC mayoral race

(CNN) – On Election Eve in New York City, a new survey tells the same story: Democrat Bill de Blasio is the overwhelming front runner in the battle for mayor.

According to an NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll released Monday morning, de Blasio has a 41-percentage point 65%-24% lead over Republican Joe Lhota among likely voters.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
Final debate in NYC mayoral race is last chance for Republican candidate
October 31st, 2013
12:09 AM ET
6 months ago

Final debate in NYC mayoral race is last chance for Republican candidate

(CNN) – The New York City showdown for mayor Wednesday night was Republican Joe Lhota’s last chance to turn the tide against his Democrat opponent Bill de Blasio.

The final debate before the Nov. 5 mayoral election covered a range of topics – from tax reform, to racial profiling, to how much each candidate spent on groceries per month.

A Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday shows de Blasio with a strong lead of 65% to 26% over Lhota, with a majority of New York City voters saying the latter’s message is too negative.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
NYC mayoral poll: Democrat holds near-historic lead
October 28th, 2013
08:40 AM ET
6 months ago

NYC mayoral poll: Democrat holds near-historic lead

Updated 10/28/2013 at 9:58am

(CNN) - With just over a week to go until Election Day, Democrat Bill DeBlasio maintains his overwhelming lead in the race for New York City mayor.

According to a New York Times/Siena College Poll released Monday morning, 68% of likely voters say they're backing DeBlasio, the city's public advocate, with 23% supporting Republican candidate Joe Lhota, the former chairman of the city's transit authority and deputy mayor to then-GOP Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
NYC mayoral candidate: 'recklessly dangerous agenda on crime'
October 16th, 2013
03:34 PM ET
6 months ago

NYC mayoral candidate: 'recklessly dangerous agenda on crime'

(CNN) - New York City's Democratic candidate for mayor would take the city from its now-plummeting crime numbers back to the rampant violence of the 1970s, his Republican opponent charges in a new online ad.

Republican Joe Lhota, a businessman, former chair of the city transit authority and deputy mayor under Republican Rudy Giuliani, has repeatedly accused Democrat Bill de Blasio of being soft on crime, lambasting de Blasio's reaction to a recent incident in New York involving a large group of motorcycle riders who chased and beat the driver of an SUV.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
First NYC mayoral debate gets testy
October 15th, 2013
09:45 PM ET
6 months ago

First NYC mayoral debate gets testy

(CNN) - Joe Lhota is the GOP nominee in New York City's mayoral election, but Tuesday night he said he's far from a national Republican candidate.

Lhota, a deputy mayor under former GOP Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former head of the city transit authority, faced off against his Democratic opponent, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, in the first of three debates leading up to the November mayoral election. The two men are seeking to succeed outgoing three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
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