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Letitia James speaks after winning the Democratic nomination for public advocate on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Letitia James Likely City’s Next Public Advocate After Winning Democratic Runoff

James defeated state Sen. Daniel Squadron in incomplete and unofficial returns and faces a general election next month without a Republican opponent.

10/01/2013

A voter emerges from a voting booth after casting her ballot in Manhattan on Sept. 10, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Watchdog Group: Pricey Public Advocate Election Proves Changes Are Needed

An expected low turnout in the runoff election for New York City’s public advocate has a government watchdog group seeking changes.

09/30/2013

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Bill de Blasio: My Father Committed Suicide Amid Cancer Fight

De Blasio was born with the name Warren Wilhelm, Jr. His father, Warren Wilhelm, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a car outside a motel in Conn., the New York Post reported.

09/30/2013

Bill de Blasio reads to kids at the Children's Aid Society, Sept. 30, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Pushes Plan To Raise Taxes On Top Wage Earners For Universal Pre-K

To implement the tax hike, the Democratic mayoral hopeful would have to get Albany’s approval, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Republican majority in the state senate.

09/30/2013

Democratic candidate for Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrates at his primary night party on September 11, 2013  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bill De Blasio Has Resume Of An Insider

Bill de Blasio might not be the progressive choice for New York City mayor that he’s billed himself to be.

09/29/2013

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting on September 24, 2013. (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton To Host Fundraiser For Bill De Blasio

Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, endorsed the Democratic nominee last week.

09/26/2013

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota Blasts De Blasio’s ‘Unfortunate’ Early Socialist Activism

Republican nominee Joe Lhota has pounced after a New York Times article revealed that Bill de Blasio was a fundraiser for and an ardent supporter of the leftist Sandinista revolutionaries of Nicaragua in the 1980s.

09/23/2013

Democratic candidate for Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrates at his primary night party on September 11, 2013  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

President Obama Endorses Bill de Blasio For Mayor

Bill de Blasio is getting support from the highest of places.

09/23/2013

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota waves to the media after voting on Sept. 10, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Pundit: Government Shutdown Likely Dooms Lhota In NYC Mayor’s Race

Pundits say if House Republicans shut down government public anger could affect local elections in New York City and also Nassau County, where Republican County Executive Ed Mangano is in a tough rematch with Tom Suozzi.

09/20/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor, Sept. 20, 2013. (credit: Twitter/deBlasioNYC)

De Blasio Picks Up Endorsement From Sen. Schumer

Schumer said he and de Blasio are both “pro-growth progressives” when he announced his support at a Brooklyn Borough Hall press conference on Friday.

09/20/2013

Bill de Blasio (credity: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News), Joe Lhota (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment)

Bill De Blasio Opens Huge Lead Over Joe Lhota In Quinnipiac Mayoral Poll

Democrat Bill de Blasio has a commanding lead in the New York City mayoral race, a new poll shows, but Republican Joe Lhota says he’s not panicking.

09/19/2013

Election worker Al Becker watches as a man votes on Election Day - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2009 - Photo: David Goldman/Getty Images

City Councilman Proposes Measure To Halt ‘Crazy’ Cost Of Runoff Elections

The Oct. 1 public advocate runoff will cost the Board of Elections $13 million. The public advocate’s office has a budget of $2.3 million.

09/19/2013

NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Uses New Census Data To Back Up ‘Tale Of 2 Cities’ Platform

The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey shows the poverty rate has risen, while the median household income stayed flat from 2011 to 2012.

09/19/2013

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.  (file/credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Republicans, Conservatives Confident Hynes Can Still Win Brooklyn DA’s Race

Hynes lost to Kenneth Thompson, a former federal prosecutor, 55 percent to 45 percent in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary.

09/17/2013