Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was on the defensive Tuesday, explaining his support for the socialist government of Nicaragua and a honeymoon in Cuba that was so secret, he never told his kids.
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.
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.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the problem with the income gap was not at the low-end, but was actually the result of the city’s ability to attract “a lot of the very wealthy” from around the globe.
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 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.
Bill de Blasio became the undisputed Democratic nominee Monday after primary runner-up Bill Thompson withdrew from the race.
New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said at a news conference Monday that he was proud to endorse Bill de Blasio as the Democratic nominee.
Some have urged Thompson, who has 26 percent of the votes counted so far, to bow out. But Thompson has vowed to remain in the race.
De Blasio stressed that he’s looking out for the city’s middle-class and financially strapped residents.
Who should get Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s job? Don’t ask him.
Bipartisan teams across the city are unsealing and opening more than 5,000 voting machines Friday.
There has been a stunning development in the race for New York City mayor. Tens of thousands of ballots have yet to be counted, leaving open the possibility that there could be a runoff to pick a Democratic Party nominee.
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.