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Bill de Blasio today denounced the deployment of a handful of vans blaring messages that suggest the Democratic mayoral front-runner is a “closet socialist,” atheistic and “anti-church.”
“It’s inappropriate and it’s obviously, it’s desperate. And whoever’s doing this is trying to go and confuse people,” Mr. de Blasio told reporters when asked about the vans during a press scrum in the Bronx.
In the final hours before Election Day, underdog Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota held another tele-town hall with what he said were thousands of Democrats across the city, hoping to make up some much-needed ground against front-running Bill de Blasio.
With less than 24 hours to go before voters begin to cast their ballots, Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota remains optimistic, despite badly trailing in the polls.
Campaigning on the Upper East Side this morning, Mr. Lhota dismissed the numbers and insisted that he was in a position to win.
Less than an hour after he called Caribbean singer and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte’s comparison of the Koch brothers to the KKK “hateful” and “race-baiting,” Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota released a statement today taking more direct aim at his electoral rival, Bill de Blasio.
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Joe Lhota stumped last night in an Orthodox Jewish enclave of Queens, more whimsical than prickly in the final days of a long and bitter mayoral campaign.
Upper East Side residents trying to halt the city’s construction of a new waste transfer station made a last-minute push today for Republican Joe Lhota, with just days to go before voters head to the polls.
The Republican candidate kicked off a day of campaigning outside of Asphalt Green, a recreation center on East 91st Street–the site of a controversial marine waste transfer station, which his rival, Bill de Blasio, supports.
Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota finally agree on something: Mr. Lhota will have no role in a de Blasio administration if the Democrat is elected mayor.
Mr. Lhota, a Republican, who remains far behind in public polls said today he would not be open to serving under Mr. de Blasio, regardless of the job.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani returned to the campaign trail this afternoon with Joe Lhota, his protégé and candidate in the mayor’s race, and proclaimed that yesterday’s decision by a federal appeals court to halt the implementation of stop-and-frisk reform would fundamentally shake things up in Mr. Lhota’s favor.
Republican Joe Lhota is celebrating yesterday’s court decision that temporarily blocked measures designed to curtail the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, arguing the “entire core” of his rival’s mayoral campaign had been eviscerated.
In a surprise ruling earlier this evening, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit temporarily blocked an earlier federal ruling that would have curtailed the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
While the decision is a significant win for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the man most likely to lead City Hall in 2014 isn’t on board.