De Blasio, Liu Win Democratic Primary Runoffs
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
New York, NY —
The results for the Democratic primary election runoffs are in.
In the race for City Comptroller, John Liu of Queens garnered more votes than his opponent David Yassky of Brooklyn.
In the race for Public Advocate it was Councilman Bill de Blasio of Brooklyn winning over former Public Advocate Mark Green.
With 98 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio had 63 percent of the vote to Mark Green's 37 percent. Green was the city's first Public Advocate in the 1990s. Liu had 56 percent of the vote to 44 percent for his fellow councilman David Yassky.
De Blasio faces Republican Alex Zablocki in the general election November 3rd, and Liu faces Republican Joe Mendola. Both Democrats are heavily favored to win. Liu would be the first Asian-American elected to citywide office in New York City.
Turnout was historically low for the primaries earlier this month, and was believed to be even lower today.