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New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio speak at a news conference near the United Nations headquarters denouncing Iran's diplomacy offensive on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota: De Blasio ‘Needs To Explain Himself’ Over Cuba Honeymoon, Sandinista Support

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.

09/24/2013

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

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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: More Billionaires Moving To NYC Would Be ‘Godsend’

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.

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

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

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn waves while giving her concession speech in the New York Democratic mayoral primary elections on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinn Endorses De Blasio For NYC Mayor

Bill de Blasio became the undisputed Democratic nominee Monday after primary runner-up Bill Thompson withdrew from the race.

09/17/2013

Bill de Blasio (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)/Bill Thompson (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thompson Concedes NYC Dem Mayoral Primary, Endorses de Blasio

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.

09/16/2013

Bill Thompson

Thompson: Full Vote Count ‘Is About Democracy’

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.

09/15/2013

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

De Blasio Speaks At Sharpton Headquarters As Votes Being Counted

De Blasio stressed that he’s looking out for the city’s middle-class and financially strapped residents.

09/14/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Bloomberg: I Won’t Endorse NYC Mayoral Candidate

Who should get Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s job? Don’t ask him.

09/13/2013

Bipartisan teams across the city unsealed and opened more than 5,000 voting machines on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

BOE: 78K Paper Ballots To Be Counted In Democratic Mayoral Primary

Bipartisan teams across the city are unsealing and opening more than 5,000 voting machines Friday.

09/13/2013

Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson, Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Hold Everything! Number Of Mayoral Ballots To Be Counted Closer To 70,000

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.

09/12/2013

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

De Blasio In Command, But Thompson Has No Intention Of Conceding

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.

09/11/2013

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