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
Political consultant bilks Dem state Senate committee in NY out of $100,000
October 29th, 2013
09:45 AM ET
6 months ago

Political consultant bilks Dem state Senate committee in NY out of $100,000

(CNN) - A political consultant out of New York has been indicted on federal fraud charges, accused of defrauding the state's Democratic Senate Campaign Committee of $100,000, according to court documents.

The committee serves as the re-election arm for Democratic state senators in New York, and is not related to the national Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
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Filed under: New York
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
Husband of Facebook co-founder announces Congressional bid
September 23rd, 2013
11:42 AM ET
7 months ago

Husband of Facebook co-founder announces Congressional bid

Washington (CNN) - The husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has formally announced his 2014 congressional campaign in New York.

Sean Eldridge, 27, will run as a Democrat against Republican incumbent and 24-year Army veteran Chris Gibson in the Empire State's 19th Congressional District, located in the Upper Hudson Valley.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • House • New York
Poll: Lopsided race for mayor in Big Apple
September 18th, 2013
10:37 AM ET
7 months ago

Poll: Lopsided race for mayor in Big Apple

(CNN) – With just over six weeks until November's general election, a new poll indicates that Democrat Bill de Blasio has a commanding 43 percentage point lead over Republican Joe Lhota in the race for mayor of New York City.

According to a new NBC4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey, de Blasio, the city's public advocate, tops Lhota, the former chairman of New York's transit authority and deputy mayor to then GOP Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 65%-22% among likely voters. Independent candidate and former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion stands at 3%.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • Polls
Thompson concedes NYC mayoral primary, endorses de Blasio
September 16th, 2013
01:42 PM ET
7 months 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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Filed under: New York • New York mayoral race
Bloomberg won't endorse a candidate for replacement
September 13th, 2013
11:14 AM ET
7 months 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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September 11th, 2013
01:55 AM ET
7 months ago

Weiner dodges sexting partner, flips the bird as he rides off

New York (CNN) – The now-immortalized final moment of Anthony Weiner's failed New York mayoral campaign was the candidate's middle finger directed at a reporter curbside as his car drove away Tuesday night.

CNN affiliate NY-1 captured Weiner flipping the bird on video as the candidate departed his primary election night party after delivering his concession speech, punctuating the end of his bizarre campaign and an odd evening.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
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