The polls for the run-offs are now closed.
Earlier, a few readers offered their predictions. Most expect Bill de Blasio and John Liu to win, on an expected turnout of fewer than 200,000, with Working Families Party organizational support overwhelming endorsements and earned-media buzz (such as it is).
As Ben Smith noted, race Read More
The manila folder attacks again!
A reader passes along a flier that's being circulated criticizing Bill de Blasio, who is in a run-off for public advocate against Mark Green.
It’s the same design as another flier that went around Jackson Heights recently, where incumbent City Councilwoman Helen Sears implied that Read More
John Liu and Bill de Blasio greeted each other with a warm embrace at a Sept. 25 event in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Despite the fact that each of them heads into Tuesday’s runoff elections for comptroller and public advocate with a massive, labor-fueled organizational advantage, they both drew heavily on the underdog tag during their Read More
Bill de Blasio was endorsed by the five City Council candidates who won their Democratic primaries with strong help from the Working Families Party.
The run-off for Democratic public advocate nomination next week is expected to be low, giving him that much more of an organizational advantage over Mark Green, in theory.
De Read More
The public advocate debate last night focused a lot more on politics than on policies, which Julie Bosman noted. After the debate, I asked Bill de Blasio what he thought of the White House involvement in the governor’s race.
De Blasio worked with Andrew Cuomo, who benefited politically from the maneuver, Read More
A new poll out today from Quinnipiac University says the two run-off elections for comptroller and public advocate are pretty close, if not in a dead heat. Which, coupled with an expected tiny turnout, means Get Out the Vote will be particularly important.
This year, that's a very good thing for the Read More
As he reveled in a second place finish in the race for public advocate that will put him in a run off against Councilman Bill de Blasio, Mark Green urged supporters of candidates who didn't make the cut to join "the Green team."
Norman Siegel didn't seem too excited at the idea, and Read More
A reader pointed out to me last night that more people voted in the public advocate and comptroller primary races than in the mayoral primary.
Granted, the public advocate and comptroller races were competitive and garnered more attention. But it’s funny to think of primary voters showing up at the polls and actually not voting Read More
I emailed two aides to Eric Gioia this morning to ask who he was supporting in the run-off.
Only one replied, expressed disbelief that the question was being asked so soon, and said Gioia “today he’s taking some time to spend with his new daughter.”
The biggest winner in last night’s primary was the Working Families Party, whose candidates lead the pack in the public advocate and comptroller races, while nearly their entire slate of City Council candidates was swept into office.
The leaders of the Working Families Party converged at the Water Street Restaurant & Lounge in Dumbo, site Read More