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Today In Politics: Will Lobbyists Return with a Non-Billionaire Mayor?

Friday, November 01, 2013

We won't know until Tuesday night who the next mayor will be, but one thing we know for sure— he won't be a billionaire. And that has implications for who will have influence at City Hall.

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Today In Politics: Will Bill de Blasio Let Progressives Down?

Friday, November 01, 2013

Bill de Blasio, the frontrunner in the city's mayor's race has spent his career as a champion for progressive causes.  And he's used that profile to his advantage in the race.  The Democrat has been leading Republican Joe Lhota by nearly about 40 points or more -- and it's given political observers lots of time to assess the promises de Blasio has made and what kind of mayor he might be, should he win the election on Tuesday. 

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Today in Politics: De Blasio Fends Off Complacency

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Democrat Bill de Blasio continues to poll nearly 40 points ahead of Republican Joe Lhota in the race for mayor, with only five days left until Election Day. That's leading the de Blasio campaign to combat complacency in the final days, while making sure to carefully manage his message.

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Today in Politics: Despite Sandy Attacks Christie Still Has Big Lead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.

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Today In Politics: Lhota Debuts New, Aggressive Style

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fresh off a strong debate performance, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is maintaining an aggressive stance and keeping up his attacks on Democrat and front runner Bill de Blasio. On the campaign trail yesterday, Lhota told reporters that he's back, but will this new Lhota be enough to change the race?

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Today in Politics: Lhota Plans "Edgy" Two Weeks

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Joe Lhota came out swinging in Tuesday night’s mayoral debate. Still lagging by 40 points in the latest polls, it was a chance for the Republican to show he’s still a contender.

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Today In Politics: De Blasio and Lhota Face Off in Second Debate

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota will participate in their second mayoral debate tonight.

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Today In Politics: Lhota Stumbles As Campaign Enters Final Stage

Monday, October 21, 2013

New York City voters will choose a new mayor in two weeks and if current projections hold, it looks like Public Advocate Bill de Blasio will win.

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Today In Politics: Thompson Stays in the Race

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thompson met with supporters Thursday night, declaring he will wait until the Board of Elections counts the votes from machines this weekend before taking further action.

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Today In Politics: Primary Day

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Of the 2.9 million registered voters in New York City, less than a million are expected to head to the polls today for the New York City Primary election. 

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Today In Politics: Candidates Fan Out Across the City in Final Push

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Democratic candidates running for mayor were all over the five boroughs on Thursday, presenting their closing arguments to voters before they head to the polls on Tuesday.

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Today In Politics: Five More Days

Thursday, September 05, 2013

With just five more days to go before the city's primary elections, the candidates competing to be New York City's next mayor and comptroller are working overtime to make their case with the voters.

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Today In Politics: Democratic Candidates Take Shots at Rivals During Final Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The leading Democrats running for mayor took turns going after front-runner Bill de Blasio in Tuesday night's final debate before the primary election. A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday shows the Public Advocate with a substantial lead.

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Today in Politics: Dems Face Off One Last Time

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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The Democratic mayoral candidates will take the debate stage for one final time Tuesday night before next week's primary election.

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Today In Politics: Campaigns Step Up Attacks in Final Week

Monday, September 02, 2013

Labor Day kicks off the last full week of campaigning before Primary Day next Tuesday and the candidates running for mayor and comptroller are in overdrive.

Errol Louis, host of New York One's Road to City Hall, says expect to see some relentless negative attacks in the next week. "Just a big mud fight," he said, "over the next seven days."

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Today In Politics: De Blasio Surges Ahead in Poll

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

For the past few week, Bill DeBlasio's Democratic mayoral rivals have been hitting him pretty hard and now we know why. A new Quinnipiac University Poll has the public advocate leading the pack at 36 percent. His closest competitors, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former Comptroller Bill Thompson are polling at 21 and 20 percent.

WNYC's Anna Sale says the results are surprising. "Thirty-six percent is a big number," she said. "And at the start of this week there was a sense that Christine Quinn was recapturing some momentum with these big three newspaper endorsements from the New York Times, the New York Post and the New York Daily News."

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