Bill de Blasio

Jewish Voters More Divided Than Other Groups

Exit polls show a strong return to the Democrats in backing de Blasio, but 44 percent were with GOP's Lhota.

11/05/2013
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Democrat Bill de Blasio won a resounding and historic victory to become New York's 109th mayor Tuesday night, with an estimated 73 percent of the vote, scoring high across ethnic, religious, age and gender lines. 

Bill de Blasio, bottom, won more Jewish support than other recent Democrats, but lost 44 percent to Joe Lhota. Getty Images

De Blasio's Challenge: Don't Screw Up

From nomination to Election Day, Democrat’s gaffe-free campaign was a classic “Rose Garden” strategy.

11/05/2013
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On Sept. 9, hours before he would leave the Democratic field in the dust with his decisive mayoral primary win, Bill de Blasio stopped on the Upper West Side to greet some neighborhood residents.

Bill de Blasio: Limited press access, maximized family images. Adam Dickter

Lhota Sees Hope in Frum Vote

Badly trailing in polls, Republican candidate is a regular in Borough Park and Williamsburg.

10/22/2013
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As polls suggest the lopsided mayoral race is all but over, with Democrat Bill de Blasio a mile ahead, Republican Joe Lhota seems to be working overtime to pick up support in neighborhoods where Jews have been most willing to cross party lines.

Joseph Lhota speaks with shopkeeper Joseph Waldman during a visit to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Shimon Gifter

New Lhota Ad Invokes Crown Heights, Other Violence

De Blasio policies would return city to high crime, says Republican.

10/16/2013
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On the day after the first debate pitting him against Democratic frontrunner Bill de Blasio, Republican mayoral contender Joseph Lhota unleashed a dire-sounding ad warning that New York will fall into criminal chaos if de Blasio prevails.

The commericlal features video of the recent FDR Drive motorcyclist attack on a driver and other images of mayhem, including one from the 1991 Crown Heights riots.

Lhota's former boss, Rudy Giuliani, made the riots a centerpiece of his successful campaign to unseat Mayor David Dinkins two years later. De Blasio was an aide in the Dinkins administration.

Hamodia Column Cites Nazis In de Blasio Critique

Rips Democrat over support for Sandinistas in the 80s, amid concerns about Nicaraguan Jews.

10/10/2013
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For the second time this election season, the Nazis have made an appearance in New York's mayoral race.

Citing Bill de Blasio's now well-known travels in Nicaragua and his expressed support for its repressive Sandinista government in the late 1980s, a columnist for the Orthodox newspaper Hamodia's web site lamented that he appears likely to be New York's next mayor, evoking support for the Third Reich to make his point.

Bil de Blasio: Visited Nicaragua as an activist in 1988. Michael Datikash

In Brooklyn DA Race, Thompson Making New Friends

Democratic nominee backed by those who kept Hynes in office while incumbent Hynes seeks GOP momentum.

10/09/2013
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The two feuding factions of the Satmar chasidic movement have plenty of differences, but seem able to agree easily on one thing: Who should be the district attorney of Brooklyn.

Ken Thompson will face Charles J. Hynes in November's general election.

Mayoral Candidates Note Passing Of Rabbi Yosef

10/09/2013
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Public Advocate and Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio released a statement Monday praising the former Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel, Ovadia Yosef, who died after a long illness at 93.

De Blasio, Lhota Note Passing Of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

10/07/2013
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Public Advocate and Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio released a statement Monday morning praising the former Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel, Ovadia Yosef, who died after a long illness at 93.

Rabbi Yosef: Statements about Arabs and other non-Jews offended many. Getty Images

James Wins Public Advocate Race

Squadron grounded as Crown Heights councilwoman is poised to be first African American woman to hold citywide office.

10/02/2013
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Letitia James, a City Council member representing Crown Heights, easily won the city's only runoff election yesterday to become the Democratic nominee for public advocate. With no Republican opponent and only minor opposition in November's election, she is likely to become the the first African American woman to hold citywide office.

Letitia "Tish" James

In City's Only Runoff, Public Advocate Candidates Meet

Low turnout seen as Daniel Squadron faces Letitia James today.

09/30/2013
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In the city’s only runoff contest, Democrats Daniel Squadron, a state senator, and Letitia James, a city councilwoman, will vie for their party’s nomination for public advocate today.

Letitia James, left, and Daniel Squadron
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