Poll: Surprise unlikely in NYC mayoral race
November 4th, 2013
11:35 AM ET
1 year 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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Final debate in NYC mayoral race is last chance for Republican candidate
October 31st, 2013
12:09 AM ET
1 year 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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NYC mayoral poll: Democrat holds near-historic lead
October 28th, 2013
08:40 AM ET
1 year 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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NYC mayoral candidates agree, when not talking over each other
October 22nd, 2013
09:27 PM ET
1 year ago

NYC mayoral candidates agree, when not talking over each other

Updated 9:44 p.m. ET, 10/22/2013

(CNN) – New York City mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota actually managed to agree with one another on several points during a Tuesday-night debate that was often amicable. When it wasn’t amicable however, sparks flew.

One of the most intense points of contention came on public safety. Lhota, a Republican and the former head of the city transit authority, favors the controversial stop-and-frisk policing tactics of outgoing independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He also put out a web video charging that de Blasio would make city streets less safe.
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NYC mayoral candidate: 'recklessly dangerous agenda on crime'
October 16th, 2013
03:34 PM ET
1 year 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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First NYC mayoral debate gets testy
October 15th, 2013
09:45 PM ET
1 year 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
Thompson concedes NYC mayoral primary, endorses de Blasio
September 16th, 2013
01:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Thompson concedes NYC mayoral primary, endorses de Blasio

New York (CNN) - Former City Comptroller Bill Thompson ended his bid for New York City mayor Monday and endorse Bill de Blasio.

Speaking to reporters at a news conference on the steps of City Hall, Thompson made his announcement surrounded by city and state-wide New York Democratic leaders. Thompson had been holding out since last Tuesday's Democratic primary hoping for the possibility of a runoff in the primary.
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Bloomberg won't endorse a candidate for replacement
September 13th, 2013
11:14 AM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg won't endorse a candidate for replacement

(CNN) – The man who once courted Hillary Clinton to be his successor won't be making any endorsements in the coming election, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's deputy confirmed via Twitter Friday morning.

Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson tweeted Friday that Bloomberg "will not be making an endorsement in Mayor's race. Will focus on governing and transition," he wrote.
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Bloomberg: de Blasio's campaign 'racist'
September 7th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg: de Blasio's campaign 'racist'

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."

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