With 98 percent of the precincts reporting Wednesday, Cuomo had 59.9 percent of the vote, while challenger Zephyr Teachout, a virtual unknown, picked up 33.1 percent.
Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee.
Mayoral candidate and former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner responded apologetically Tuesday, following revelations of another alleged cybersex relationship, but said he is not going anywhere when it comes to the mayoral race.
The disgraced former governor stood outside the offices of the Board of Elections on Thursday night and revealed to a throng of reporters he had obtained more than enough signatures to get on the Democratic primary ballot.
An article in New York Times Magazine said Weiner’s “political committee spent more than $100,000 on polling and research.” It also said his wife Huma Abedin is starting to think he should run.
Chris Christie made the “do not invite list” for the Conservative Political Action Conference, a major event for GOP big wigs. But as one pundit noted Tuesday, that may not be a bad thing for New Jersey’s governor.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned with Republican congressional candidate Bob Turner on Monday, trying to augment his surprising lead in the polls in Weiner’s heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District.
Some constituents said Weiner’s decision to quit was the right political decision, while others asserted the Democrat should have looked past the media circus and fought on.