Posts Tagged ‘Bill de Blasio’

Disenchanted Voters

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To the Editor: Unless you’ve been living in a cave all summer, between campaign mailings, newspaper ads, radio and television commercials, debates along with articles and editorials, everyone knew there was a primary election. With 3.2 million registered Democrats, only 10 percent, or 351,000, voted. Ninety percent, or 2,849,000, stayed home, making “None of the [&hellip
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Our Run-off Picks

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New York City’s Democratic voters will probably pick the city’s next C.F.O. and ombudsman in a run-off election on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Since no candidate in the four-way primary races for comptroller and public advocate reached the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a run-off, the top two vote-getters are now facing off. And because [&hellip
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Race to the Run-off

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Just a handful of Democratic voters will likely choose the city’s next comptroller and public advocate, in what is expected to be a very low-turnout run-off on Sept. 29. On primary day, Sept. 15, only 11 percent of the city’s voters bothered to come out. The races for public advocate and comptroller were the nail-biters [&hellip
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Primary Day Is Over, But Races Continue

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

The primary election was in some ways a sleepy affair, with only 10 percent of the city’s voters turning out. Comptroller Bill Thompson, as expected, won the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor handily, with 70 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns. But two citywide races will now have run-off elections between the top [&hellip
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Election Cheat Sheet

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During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of the mayor’s race focused on a different topic each month. To help readers before they head to the polls on Sept. 15, we’ve created a simplified roundup for each candidate [&hellip
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Who Is the Next Public Advocate?

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

There is bad news and good news for public advocate candidates Eric Gioia, Bill de Blasio and Norman Siegel. Mark Green is favored to win the post he held from 1994 to 2001, according to a May 13 poll. But nearly a third of the city’s registered Democrats are unsure which candidate they will support [&hellip
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