Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has no sympathy for one of his biggest fans.
Mr. de Blasio today said that actor Alec Baldwin deserved to be fired from his new MSNBC talk show for allegedly using “inappropriate” and “sad” anti-gay slurs–but left the door open for the often hot-headed actor to attend his inauguration.
Bill de Blasio didn’t waste any time today launching his transition effort, announcing his new transition team leadership the morning after winning the mayor’s race.
Hours after securing one of the most decisive victories in recent history, Mr. de Blasio convened the press to introduce his new team after an hour-long conversation with the current mayor.
Bill de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, declared victory tonight in the mayor’s race, winning one of the most decisive margins in recent history and returning Democratic rule to City Hall for the first time in 20 years.
“My fellow New Yorker: Today you spoke out loudly and clearly for a new direction for our city, united by a belief that our city should leave no New Yorkers behind,” Mr. de Blasio told a cheering crowd more than 4,000 strong gathered in the cavernous Park Slope Armory, not far from his home.
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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.
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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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.
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Bill de Blasio today denounced the deployment of a handful of vans blaring messages that suggest the Democratic mayoral front-runner is a “closet socialist,” atheistic and “anti-church.”
“It’s inappropriate and it’s obviously, it’s desperate. And whoever’s doing this is trying to go and confuse people,” Mr. de Blasio told reporters when asked about the vans during a press scrum in the Bronx.
With less than 24 hours to go before voters begin to cast their ballots, Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota remains optimistic, despite badly trailing in the polls.
Campaigning on the Upper East Side this morning, Mr. Lhota dismissed the numbers and insisted that he was in a position to win.
Bill de Blasio might need to invest in a better alarm clock if he wins on Tuesday.
The Democratic mayoral candidate admitted that he overslept this morning, keeping dozens of supporters, elected officials and reporters waiting more than an hour for a get-out-the-vote rally on the Upper West side that had been scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani returned to the campaign trail this afternoon with Joe Lhota, his protégé and candidate in the mayor’s race, and proclaimed that yesterday’s decision by a federal appeals court to halt the implementation of stop-and-frisk reform would fundamentally shake things up in Mr. Lhota’s favor.