De Blasio, Malliotakis, Dietl Square Off In Heated, Raucous Mayoral DebateMayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday faced Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis and independent Bo Dietl in the first general mayoral debate.
Gloves Come Off: Lhota, de Blasio Trade Heated Jabs, Raise Voices In Second DebateMayoral 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.
Fiscal Issues Front And Center In First De Blasio-Lhota Debate 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.
Poll: De Blasio Takes 23-Point Lead, Could Avoid RunoffBill 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.