The Great Debate
Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota faced off in their third and final debate of the 2013 mayor’s race this evening, rehashing old arguments and trying to make their last pitches with less than a week to go before Election Day.
Throughout the debate, Mr. Lhota–who remains nearly 40 points down in public polls with Election Day looming–doubled down on his message that a Mayor de Blasio will take the city back to the bad old days of high crime.
Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota tangled bitterly in the second mayoral debate of the general election, butting heads on stop-and-frisk, a controversial campaign ad and the legacies of the Giuliani and Dinkins administrations.
Mr. Lhota, hinting that he’d ramp up his attacks after a far milder performance during their first face-off last week, this time came out swinging, painting Mr. de Blasio as an ineffectual, partisan politician whose election would result in the return of violence to city streets.
At long last, Joe Lhota got the televised match he has repeatedly insisted would turn his electoral fortunes around.
But the Republican mayoral contender failed to deliver any knock-out blows that might shake his opponent, Bill de Blasio, off his dominating position in a Democratic-leaning city.
Mayoral candidates Joe Lhota and Adolfo Carrión faced off last night at a televised debate, but it was somewhat awkward because the race’s front-runner, Democrat Bill de Blasio, was nowhere to be seen.
It turns out that Mr. de Blasio, who is dramatically ahead in public polls and fund-raising, was using the time to raise still more cash, a campaign spokesman told Politicker today after repeated questioning.
Last night may have been the third and final of the three presidential debates, but some people were already checked out. An estimated 59.2 million people tuned in to watch Mitt Romney and Barack Obama talk about foreign policy last night, according to ratings released by Nielsen.
Last week’s debate on domestic policy brought in 65.6 Read More
Nielsen ratings are in for last night’s debate. An estimated 65.6 million people watched the second debate last night.
The town hall-style debate, which was a bit more lively than the first one, but was viewed by slightly less people. According to Nielsen, 67.2 million people watched the last debate. Nielsen figures don’t include Read More
BuzzFeed’s website was down for about 20 minutes last night during the presidential debate. If you were relying on its politics vertical for debate coverage, then you may have missed some viral gems.
“Our data center’s upstream network providers were having bandwidth and latency issues. We’re in the process of putting in place Read More
Often when candidates debate for the first time, they have a tendency to play it cautious for fear of making a mistake or seeming too much like an attack dog.
That was not the case at last night’s comptroller debate, with both Tom DiNapoli and Harry Wilson going at each other from the opening statements, Read More
“I love the way you read the papers,” said one elderly lady roaming the halls of TheTimesCenter, an event space adjacent to The New York Times offices on Eighth Avenue in midtown, after the Democratic attorney general primary debate ended last night.
She was talking to NY1 morning news anchor Pat Kiernan, who moderated the Read More
We will be liveblogging the Reshma/Maloney debate
The first question is about a fundraiser that Maloney with members of the financial servives industry while FinReg was passing.
Maloney said that the fundraiser was scheduled long before FinReg began making her way through Congress.
Responded Maloney: My opponent is financed by Wall Street. I support campaign Read More