nyc mayor’s race

De Blasio has 50 percent lead over Lhota in new poll
De Blasio has 50 percent lead over Lhota in new poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 10/03/2013 at 12:37PM

A new poll is predicting a landslide victory for Democrat Bill de Blasio in next month’s mayoral election. De Blasio leads his GOP opponent Joe Lhota 71 to 21 percent among likely voters, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Independence Party candidate Adolfo Carrion Jr. received two percent. Those numbers are [...]

Erick Salgado to continue mayoral campaign in general election
Erick Salgado to continue mayoral campaign in general election
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/24/2013 at 6:28PM

Erick Salgado may have suffered a big loss in the primary, but he is not ready to give up his mayoral hopes. The former Democratic candidate announced on Monday he is running in the general election on the School Choice Party Line. “My running for mayor was never about politics. I entered the race because [...]

Lhota continues to blast de Blasio on past Sandinista support
Lhota continues to blast de Blasio on past Sandinista support
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/24/2013 at 4:18PM

As Bill de Blasio received an additional endorsement for mayor Tuesday, he faced more criticism about his past support of Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista party, detailed in a recent New York Times article. The piece, published online Sunday, examined de Blasio’s time in Nicaragua helping to distribute food and medicine in the late 1980s and how [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/24/2013 at 7:34AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 48. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: We Are What We Are Actor Bill Sage and director Jim Mickle [...]

President Obama endorses Bill de Blasio
President Obama endorses Bill de Blasio
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/23/2013 at 10:32AM

Updated, Monday, September 23, 2:46 p.m. Bill de Blasio has received the presidential seal of approval. President Barack Obama announced Monday he is officially endorsing de Blasio for mayor. “Progressive change is the centerpiece of Bill de Blasio’s vision for New York City, and it’s why he will be a great mayor of America’s largest [...]

De Blasio has strong lead over Lhota: poll
De Blasio has strong lead over Lhota: poll
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/18/2013 at 11:41AM

The results of the first post-primary mayoral poll show Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio with a wide lead over Republican Joe Lhota. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist poll survey released Tuesday night, 65 percent of likely voters are for the city’s public advocate, de Blasio, 22 percent support the former MTA chairman, [...]

Christine Quinn endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
Christine Quinn endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/17/2013 at 1:34PM

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially endorsed Bill de Blasio for mayor Tuesday. “It is time for Democrats throughout our city to put aside their differences and fight together for the progressive values we all share,” Quinn said in a statement. “By working together, we will build a stronger city where no New Yorker is [...]

Thompson ends mayoral bid
Thompson ends mayoral bid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/16/2013 at 11:53AM

Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign has come to an end. The former city comptroller announced Monday morning that he was dropping his bid for the Democratic nomination, throwing his support behind primary winner Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. “If this were a general election with consequences about the fundamental direction of our city, you can bet [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/16/2013 at 8:05AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with rain showers. High of 72. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Monday night: Mostly cloudy with rain showers in the evening, then clear. Low of 52. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Do The Math This [...]

Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/13/2013 at 9:45AM

Bill Thompson vowed to stay in the mayor’s race Thursday night despite mounting pressure to drop his bid before a runoff can be decided. He made the statement after reportedly meeting with key supporters, including Congressmembers Gregory Meeks, Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Rangel. According to unofficial results, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio received 40.3 percent [...]