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An expected low turnout in the runoff election for New York City’s public advocate has a government watchdog group seeking changes.
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.
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.
Bill de Blasio might not be the progressive choice for New York City mayor that he’s billed himself to be.
Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, endorsed the Democratic nominee last week.
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.
Bill de Blasio is getting support from the highest of places.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hynes lost to Kenneth Thompson, a former federal prosecutor, 55 percent to 45 percent in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary.
Bill de Blasio became the undisputed Democratic nominee Monday after primary runner-up Bill Thompson withdrew from the race.