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Bllomberg couldn't use his family when he ran. Didn't he have to hide his girl friend the first time?

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But will those ads appeal to the people who actually vote? Are the young men who are getting stopped going to cast ballots? Are the kids who would benefit from the programs he wants to tax the rich for old enough to vote? Do their parents vote in larger numbers than the ones who would be getting taxed? They just might. They will have a choice: Greater good or narrow self-interests?

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Anthony Weiner's behavior has been embarrassing for Democrats but it may turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Weiner's 15 minutes are just about expired plus the clock is just starting for someone else.

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Updated: 09/09/2013Anthony Weiner: 'I'm Convinced I'm Going To Be' NYC MayorDespite terrible poll numbers and awkward YouTube videos, Anthony Weiner is still certain he's going to win the 2013 New York City mayoral race."I'm convinced that I'm gonna be the next mayor of this city," he told the Today Show's Savannah Guthrie, in an interview that will air on Monday.Though Weiner surged in the polls at first, news that he had sent lewd messages to a woman named Sydney Leathers wreaked havoc on his campaign. Latest polls show Weiner at fourth place, trailing NYC Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson. The Democratic primary is scheduled for September 10th.[/break1]huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/08/anthony-weiner-mayor_n_3890987.html]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/0 ... 90987.html
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With 97 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio has about 40.2 percent of the total vote. He needs to stay above 40 percent in order to avoid triggering an automatic Oct. 1 runoff. If he cannot, he will face former city Comptroller Bill Thompson, who has 26 percent.Council Speaker Christine Quinn was third at 15 percent, followed by current city Comptroller John Liu at 7 percent and Weiner at 5 percent. Elections officials are going to recount the ballots cast Tuesday and are expected to count an additional 30,000 or more votes in coming days as absentee ballots arrive by mail and paperwork comes in from voters who had problems at the polls. A final result may not be known for 10 days.The exit polling showed the appeal of de Blasio, who holds the position of the city's official watchdog, to be broad-based: He was ahead in all five boroughs; was even with Thompson, the only African-American candidate, with black voters; and was ahead of Quinn, the lone woman in the race, with female voters. He also led Quinn, who is openly gay, among gay voters.The winner of any runoff contest will face Lhota in the Nov. 5 general election. Lhota, ex-MTA chairman and former deputy mayor to Rudolph Giuliani, defeated billionaire grocery magnate John Catsimatidis for the GOP nomination.[/break1]ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NYC_MAYORS_RACE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-09-11-00-50-34]http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/ ... 1-00-50-34Oh yeah, Eliot Spitzer lost too, also.

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[link]New York Daily News,http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailyp ... -de-blasio[/link]





Christine Quinn's Union Backers Are Already Moving On To Bill De Blasio





Well, that didn't take long.





A steady stream of diehard Christine Quinn supporters have endorsed Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and plan to gather tomorrow in Brooklyn for a "unity rally" to publicly stand behind the Democratic frontrunner.





The rally will be at noon in Downtown Brooklyn, and include top labor leaders like Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store union president Stuart Appelbaum.





Appelbaum was an early and ardent Quinn supporter, who just a few weeks ago blasted de Blasio for lying about his early involvement in crafting living wage legislation.





That's the past, Appelbaum told the News' Erin Durkin.
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Butbutbut isn't DeBlasio a racist because of the way he treats black people?

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Butbutbut isn't DeBlasio a racist because of the way he treats black people?With respect?

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[link]NY Daily News,http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailyp ... ll-de-blas[/link]





Defeated Christine Quinn Returns to City Hall, Pledges Support For Bill de Blasio





A tired-looking but smiling Quinn, greeted with hugs by fellow Council members, said in her first public remarks since election night that she doesn’t yet know what’s next for her. “There will be another chapter, but I haven’t started to write it yet,” said Quinn.





She stopped short of calling on Bill Thompson to drop a possible runoff, but said she expected de Blasio to be the nominee and would support him.





“That’s a decision for him to have to make,” Quinn said of Thompson, before presiding over a regularly-scheduled Council meeting. “I’m going to enthusiastically support the Democratic nominee. I think it’s clear to most folks that that person is going to be Bill de Blasio. But that’s a decision for Bill Thompson to make himself.”
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[link]Associated Press,http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-New ... mayor-race[/link]





Bill Thompson concedes, clears way for Bill de Blasio in NYC mayor race





New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson conceded the Democratic primary race to front-runner Bill de Blasio on Monday, averting a potential runoff and clearing the way for de Blasio to campaign for the general election.





Thompson endorsed de Blasio at City Hall, saying he was proud to support him as the party's nominee.





The potential runoff had loomed as another act in the Democratic drama over choosing a successor to three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a fight that would keep Democrats tilting at each other while Republicans and independents looked ahead to the general election. With Thompson, the Democrats' 2009 mayoral nominee, out of the race, de Blasio will face Republican nominee Joe Lhota on Nov. 5.





Gov. Andrew Cuomo played a role in brokering the deal, according to two people familiar with Thompson's decision who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement.
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President Obama and Bill de Blasio got cheesecake at Junior's -- yum yum.





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[link]New York Times,http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/26/nyreg ... .html?_r=0[/link]: Obama, at Brooklyn School, Pushes Education Agenda
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[link]Talking Points Memo,http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/bill-de ... yoral-race[/link]





Bill De Blasio Coasts To NYC Mayoral Victory





Bill de Blasio easily defeated his Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, in Tuesday's New York City mayoral election, and was set to become the city's first Democratic mayor since 1993.





Final results were not available, but the New York Times and CNN called it for de Blasio shortly after the polls closed. A large crowd of supporters was awaiting remarks from de Blasio at his election night party in Brooklyn. Lhota was also due to take the stage at a Manhattan hotel.





De Blasio never had less than a 40-point lead in polls conducted in the two months since he and Lhota emerged from the Sept. 10 primaries. With his historic lead in the general election, it was easy to forget what an upset de Blasio's victory really was. Just a few short months ago, the notion of a Mayor de Blasio seemed almost far-fetched.





For more than two years, de Blasio polled behind a rotating cast of Democratic frontrunners, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former Rep. Anthony Weiner. After the latter's spectacular, scandalous implosion, de Blasio began to surge in mid-August with the help of a wildly successful television ad campaign. He never looked back. In September's primary, de Blasio earned 40.3 percent of the vote, enough to help him narrowly avoid a runoff against the second-place finisher, New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson.
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Wo! He towers over Obama!
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Wo! He towers over Obama!Yeah, he's a veritable giant! First Democratic Mayor of NYC since 1993!
I love the poorly educated!!!

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Democracy is a garden that has to be tended. -Barack Obama

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Brigid Bergin ‏@brigidberginScenes from the first meeting between Mayor Bloomberg and @deBlasioNYC. They're seated on the stage of the bullpen. pic.twitter.com/Y0BgCR05Azhttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYZgOjtCQAExzML.jpglooks like that went well. :P

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Is DeBlasio sitting on the floor below Bloomie?

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Mayor de Blasio dodges state, criminal charges in fund-raising probe

Mayor de Blasio dodged both state and criminal charges Thursday in connection with alleged pay-to-play campaign fund-raising during his 2013 run for City Hall.

In simultaneous announcements, Acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. revealed the mayor will not be prosecuted in connection with the sketchy money-raising efforts.

The mayor quickly claimed vindication, even though neither prosecutor declared that de Blasio or his aides followed the letter of the law in the 2013 campaign or the next year’s State Senate race. ...

Vance, in a 10-page letter explaining his decision, acknowledged “the conduct here may have violated the Election Law ... (but) the parties involved cannot be appropriately prosecuted, given their reliance on the advice of counsel.”

Essentially, those who participated were led to believe by election lawyer Lawrence Laufer that their fund-raising efforts were legal.
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