De Blasio, Liu Win Democratic Primary Runoffs

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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.


More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by