‘It Was a Fight Worth Having’: Lhota Concedes the Mayor’s Race to de Blasio

Joe Lhota gives his concession speech next to his family.
Joe Lhota gives his concession speech next to his family.

After one of the most tumultuous election cycles in New York City history, Joe Lhota took the stage tonight to concede the mayor’s race to Democrat Bill de Blasio, who will be the city’s next mayor after 12 years of Michael Bloomberg leading City Hall. Continue reading “‘It Was a Fight Worth Having’: Lhota Concedes the Mayor’s Race to de Blasio”

Bill de Blasio Elected City’s Next Mayor: NY1

Bill de Blasio.  (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
Bill de Blasio. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

It’s official: Bill de Blasio is projected to be the next mayor of New York City.

NY1 called the race for Mr. de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, immediately after the polls closed at 9 p.m. marking a return to Democratic rule in the city for the first time in 20 years.

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Jon Stewart Jokes About Lhota Losing to ‘Anti-Semitic Times Square Elmo’

"Bill de Blasio: already the mayor."
“Bill de Blasio: already the mayor.”

The Daily Show dove back into the mayor’s race last night, delivering a rather brutal assessment of Republican Joe Lhota’s chances in the polls tonight.

After playing a news clip that described Mr. Lhota trailing Bill de Blasio by a huge margin in a recent poll, host Jon Stewart went on to list other equally dismal contests. Continue reading “Jon Stewart Jokes About Lhota Losing to ‘Anti-Semitic Times Square Elmo’”

‘It’s Been a Very, Very Long Journey’: A Jubilant de Blasio Casts His Vote

New York City Mayoral Candidate Bill De Blasio Casts His Vote
Bill de Blasio and his family hold a media availability after voting. (Photo: Getty)

An elated Bill de Blasio was in celebration mode as he voted this morning, kicking off the final day of a mayor’s race he is widely expected to win when the polls close tonight.

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Lhota Optimistic Despite the Polls: ‘I’m Working on My Acceptance Speech’

Joe and Rudy.
Joe and Rudy.

If Joe Lhota is bummed about the expected outcome tonight, he isn’t showing in.

While most are predicting a blowout victory for Democrat Bill de Blasio, Mr. Lhota repeatedly insisted this morning he still thinks he can win, despite trailing by more than 40 points in the final public polls.

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Bill de Blasio Says Mandate Will Depend on Margin Tonight

Bill de Blasio on NY1 last night.
Bill de Blasio on NY1 last night.

Bill de Blasio made it clear last night–as humbly as he could–that he would very much enjoy the huge margin of victory that polls are predicting he’ll achieve tonight when the polls close. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Says Mandate Will Depend on Margin Tonight”

Giuliani Opens Door to Lhota Running in 2017

Joe and Rudy.
Joe and Rudy.

Rudy Giuliani this evening suggested that Joe Lhota might follow in his footsteps and run again for mayor in 2017 if he loses his bid tomorrow, as the polls suggest is likely.

“If he wants to run in four more years, he should run in four more years. He’s a very good candidate,” Mr. Giuliani told Politicker before the pair kicked off an evening of last-minute campaigning in Lower Manhattan. Continue reading “Giuliani Opens Door to Lhota Running in 2017”