New York (CNN) - New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who began his campaign as a long-shot but surfed a late wave of momentum by tapping into liberal anxiety over the three-term administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overwhelmed his opponents on Tuesday to finish first in the city's Democratic mayoral primary.
With results still being counted late Tuesday evening, de Blasio, the city's public advocate, was bobbing around the 40% mark needed to avoid a three-week runoff race for the Democratic nomination.FULL STORY
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hizzoner still hasn't made an endorsement in New York City's mayoral race but we know which hopeful he doesn't want to end up in Gracie Mansion.
In an interview for the upcoming issue of New York magazine, Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Democratic front-runner Bill de Blasio's campaign "racist."
New York (CNN) - Five of six Democratic candidates vying to become the next mayor of New York City took to the airwaves Tuesday night in the last of three debates. The hourlong televised debate continued for another half hour online, one week before the primary.
Unlike the last debate, during which the city's stop-and-frisk law enforcement policies dominated the discussion, the Democratic candidates answered questions on everything from immigration and labor contracts to education.FULL STORY
New York (CNN) - The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Christine Quinn, a Democrat, and Joseph Lhota, a Republican, ahead of the primary elections to determine who will run to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The endorsements by the renowned newspaper could have substantial influence on the September 10 primary elections for each party.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Candidates vying to become the next mayor of New York displayed deep disagreements in a televised debate Wednesday over the city's controversial stop-and-frisk searches, which a federal judge said earlier this month violate the Constitution by targeting minorities.
While all of the Democratic candidates have proposed reforms to the policy, frontrunners Christine Quinn, the City Council speaker: and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio sparred over the substance of how the controversial policy would change under their watch.
(CNN) - Another poll indicates continued shuffling in the Democratic race for New York City's mayor.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn are tied at 24% among likely primary voters, while former Rep. Anthony Weiner remains at the back of the pack, according to the new NBC4/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Thursday.
(CNN) – Anthony Weiner's top opponents for New York City's Democratic mayoral race each got a chance to address the former congressman in a major televised debate Tuesday night, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn took more than one shot at the flagging candidate as the two engaged in heated exchanges throughout the night.
Two minutes deep into the five-candidate showdown, Weiner was already acknowledging and apologizing for his sexting scandal, but he urged voters to move beyond his "personal failings" and focus on the more substantive issues in the race.
(CNN) - In a surprising switch-up, a new poll indicates Public Advocate Bill de Blasio jumped to the front of the Democratic primary race for New York City mayor.
According to the Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, de Blasio has the support of 30% of likely primary voters, with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn–the former frontrunner–falling behind with 24% and former Comptroller Bill Thompson taking in 22% just four weeks before the September 10 primary.
(CNN) – As scandal-tinged Democrats make runs for top New York City posts, another candidate in the running is highlighting the historic nature of her candidacy.
Christine Quinn, the city council speaker who is currently the frontrunner in the Democratic mayoral field, argued on CNN's "New Day" that the discussion about giving former congressman Anthony Weiner a second chance was misplaced.