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.
Mayoral hoepfuls Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota spent much of their first debate discussing the city’s fiscal issues — income equality, affordable housing, tax subsidies and rent for charter schools.
Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.
Several of the Democratic mayoral candidates took swipes at soon-to-retire Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a debate Tuesday, particularly on the issue of unionized city workers who have been without contracts.