Supporters of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio gathered last night in the back room of an Upper West Side bar to cheer on their candidate in last night’s first televised broadcast debate, hours after the stunning news that he had unexpectedly shot to the top of the polls.
For a mayoral campaign that many had discounted as doomed just a few weeks ago, the atmosphere at the event was one of euphoria.
Anthony Weiner may be the new front-runner in a new poll out Tuesday night that shows him leading the pack in the New York City mayor’s race, but the once-disgraced former congressman isn’t especially inclined to tout the results.
“Look in many ways, it doesn’t change anything. We’re going to keep talking about ideas for the middle class and those struggling to make it,” said Mr. Weiner, speaking to reporters after a forum on affordable housing issues at the Calvary St. George’s church.