Bill diBlasio scores 40%+ in NYC mayoral primary

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    Sep 13, 2013 11:14 AM GMT
    He may avoid a runoff. 16,000 absentee ballots to be counted. diBlasio, current city public advocate, is at 40.3% and if he gets 40% or more there will be no Democratic runoff Oct 1st and he will be matched against Joe Lhota, former MTA commissioner. Bill Thompson, former city comptroller, was second with about 26%. Christine Quinn, city council Speaker, and one time frontrunner was a distant third with 15%. John Liu, current city comptroller, had 7% and one Anthony Weiner polled a mere 5%. Scott Stringer, current Manhattan Borough president, pulled a mild upset over another sex scandal tarred politician, former NY governor Eliot Spitzer in the race for city comptroller to replace Mr. Liu.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Sep 13, 2013 12:21 PM GMT
    I like this guy.

    Here's hoping he trounces the Koch Brothers funded conservative Republican in the general, has a successful run as mayor of one of my favorite cities.....and looks to jump to something on the national stage someday.

    Good luck, Bill...and your family ROCKS, btw!
  • creature

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    Sep 13, 2013 10:49 PM GMT
    I'm so glad Quinn's numbers dropped. When I read about her flip-flopping on Stop and Frisk, I was worried that it would be more of the same with her as mayor. Now the issue is what chance does diBlasio have of beating Lhota.