December 24th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
12 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
New ad compares Obama, congressman to Rob Ford
December 2nd, 2013
12:06 PM ET
1 year ago

New ad compares Obama, congressman to Rob Ford

Updated 2:09 p.m. ET, 12/2/2013

(CNN) - A Republican congressional candidate in New York released a new ad Monday that lumps President Barack Obama and incumbent Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop in the same category as Rob Ford, the embroiled mayor of Toronto who admitted to using crack cocaine.

"Tired of politicians?" the ad's narrators asks, as the screen features side-by-side images of Bishop, Obama and Ford.
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Filed under: New York • President Obama
NY Polls: Cuomo in strong 2014 position but trails Clinton in 2016 race
November 26th, 2013
09:55 AM ET
1 year ago

NY Polls: Cuomo in strong 2014 position but trails Clinton in 2016 race

(CNN) - New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo's in a strong position to win re-election next year, two new polls suggest.

But one of the surveys also indicates that among New York state Democrats, Cuomo's a distant second to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who represented the Empire State for eight years in the U.S. Senate, when it comes to their pick for their party's presidential nominee in 2016.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Andrew Cuomo • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • New York
November 6th, 2013
04:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg on Virginia election: Home state of NRA stood up and said, 'Enough'

Michael Bloomberg is the most well-known mayor in the nation – for another 55 days. But Bloomberg has already expanded his reach beyond New York City, with his coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns and his political advocacy group Independence USA PAC.

Bloomberg dared to poke the bee hive, wading into the National Rifle Association's home state to back Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race. McAuliffe eked out a win over Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • New York
November 5th, 2013
10:35 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
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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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
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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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
1 year 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
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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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
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